Torreys Peak Climber's Log

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Asphazell - Jun 22, 2005 4:44 pm

Route Climbed: Dead Dog Couloir Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

2nd time up this beautiful mountain. This route rocked!!! Great conditions, I'm sure this won't be the last time I do this couloir =)


hoopyfrood - Jun 22, 2005 12:40 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 20, 2005  Sucess!

Awesome day with a little rain after noon to cool me down. I watched a three man team with a dog have a close call climbing the face to the summit as an avalanche came within about 10 feet of their party. Fortunately, the made it safely to the summit. Good times and climb safe!

umbra alta

umbra alta - Jun 21, 2005 4:47 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

This route would be an excellent intro to third class ridge scrambling for anyone interested. The fourth class sections that exist are avoidable with patient route finding (but fun and short if you feel up to the challenge), and the knife-edge crux is short, easy and exhilirating at the same time. Just don't knock any rocks down into Dead Dog couloir. Climbed this with a coating of new snow on the shaded north side of the ridge, and ticked off Gray's while we were there. (Might as well, right?)

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jun 20, 2005 6:10 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trailhead Date Climbed: 7/02  Sucess!

Climbed this with my dog and named her after the Peak.


mountainjunkie - Jun 13, 2005 7:05 pm

Route Climbed: Dead Dog Couloir Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

Awesome climb! Great snow and weather. Forest road was clear to the Steven's Gulch trailhead.


edlins - Jun 13, 2005 3:02 pm

Route Climbed: Emperor to Northwest Face Date Climbed: June 12th, 2005  Sucess!

Shallow new layer on frozen slush, pretty good steps until the top. Both couloirs are a little thin on snow in spots. Wintry conditions.

Genghis Climber

Genghis Climber - Jun 9, 2005 11:38 pm

Route Climbed: Gray's Peak Trail Date Climbed: 6/9/05  Sucess!

After summiting Gray's took the saddle over to Torrey's. The snow was excellent, as was the weather. Fun time all around.


vanny37 - Jun 1, 2005 9:12 am

Route Climbed: Dead Dog Couloir Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

Great climb, excellent snow conditions.

mtoensing2002 - May 30, 2005 8:01 pm

Route Climbed: kelso ridge Date Climbed: May 28 2005  Sucess!

Most likely class 4 with rope highly recomended. We did it all without rope and did ok but for less experienced, bring rope.


bigwilly - May 16, 2005 1:48 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: September 3, 2004

Our plan was to climb Torreys via Kelso Ridge. Sounded pretty simple especially in september. Our plan was foiled by on of the worst blizzards i've ever seen and we had to turn back at 13,00 ft. See trip report.


ktiffany22 - May 15, 2005 10:03 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Trailhead Date Climbed: June 30, 2004  Sucess!

After summiting Grays, we headed to Torreys. Good stuff as always, only it started to sleet & rain on the way down & both summits had no visibility. Oh well, it's still always great to do a hike!

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Apr 7, 2005 4:01 pm

Skied Twice

6/04/2004: Emperor
6/25/2009: Dead Dog Couloir
6/24/2012: With Grays Peak

easleygone - Apr 4, 2005 7:42 pm

Route Climbed: Grays/Torrey combo Date Climbed: July 1993  Sucess!

Enjoyed the climb, but too many others on the


James C

James C - Apr 4, 2005 7:06 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: July 21, 2004  Sucess!

Kelso ridge is an awesome route. Most of it is class 2 but the class 3 scrambling is fun. Some exposure (especially when youre right above the Dead Dog Couloir. Fun alternative, and the summit is more rewarding.

alpine master

alpine master - Apr 3, 2005 11:38 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso ridge Date Climbed: July 9 2004  Sucess!

We started hiking about 8:00am. I was tired but moving along OK. Bill and I split up and went towards the ridge. The ridge was fun but the route finding was a little difficult. We got to the summit around 11:20 or so. I took off and met the students at the saddle. We hiked down and did some glissading. That was a blast. We got back to the car around 1:15. Bill and I went to the Red Ram saloon in George Town.

alpine master

alpine master - Apr 3, 2005 11:36 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Torreys combo Date Climbed: Sept 2001  Sucess!

Started at 6:00am. Jim didn’t take food, was sick. We were both hungover. Grays at 10:30 then Torreys. Snowed on the way back, Pretty easy hike.

Old Ickabod

Old Ickabod - Mar 29, 2005 10:45 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge / Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

Torreys Peak just looks wicked! But it sure is a fun hike! The Kelso Ridge solo was a blast, but the Grays Peak trail with my dogs was the best. Milo the mountain dog and Abe the hard charger bagged both Grays and Torreys.


altitude14er - Mar 20, 2005 7:51 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Approach Date Climbed: 06/13/2003  Sucess!

Conditions were excellent


kylerlott - Mar 15, 2005 9:11 pm

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: July 6, 2004  Sucess!

Hiked both Grays and Torreys, the wind had a nasty bite, but the clear skies allowed amazing views. A lot of Mtn. Goats along the trail, passed 52 hikers on the way down and one stray dog following a group of hikers to the top.


Asphazell - Mar 1, 2005 12:15 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

2nd 14'er, climbed in conjunction with Grays Peak

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