Torreys Peak Climber's Log

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bauerbrian - Aug 30, 2005 8:37 am

Route Climbed: Kelso Rigde Date Climbed: August 2005  Sucess!


Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 25, 2005 9:49 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: September '04  Sucess!

Hiked with Grays

POWERJL - Aug 18, 2005 12:42 pm

Route Climbed: Saddle from Grays Date Climbed: August 21, 1998  Sucess!

My second 14er, and my first in the quest for them all!

Maybe one or two folks back then, not crowded. A good welcome-to-Colorado hike!



shanahan96 - Aug 14, 2005 4:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2004

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: August 25, 2004  Sucess!

8/25/04- interesting ridge. not as tough as it first appears to be. some route desicions may challenge an inexperienced mountaineer yet it is still a recommendable choice for a first venture into class 3 terrain. the knife edge was a nice rush!

9/4/16- grays and torreys with alexis. clouds moved in while we were above 13,000' and we received some snow on torreys!



shansen - Aug 8, 2005 11:24 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge - Torreys and Grays Date Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!

The ridge is in perfect condition right now. Took me and Brandon 4 1/2 hours to do the route including running up Grays as well. Super-fun ridge run on 3rd and 4th class rock!


filmgaffer - Aug 7, 2005 5:27 pm

Route Climbed: Over the saddle from Gray's Peak Date Climbed: July 29 2005  Sucess!

Took a Friday off work to hike Gray's and Torrey's Peak. The crowd was not bad at all and oh what a beautiful day.

Ed F

Ed F - Aug 3, 2005 4:42 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: August 3, 2005  Sucess!

Fun scrambling.

Trip Report: Kelso Ridge

Scott Wisher

Scott Wisher - Jul 30, 2005 7:57 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Left the campsite at 0330 hours for our traverse up to Grays and then over to Torreys. We were at the summit of Grays by 0600 and spent about 40 minutes a top. We began to make our way down the saddle between the two 14ers. The climb of Torreys is quite a bit more difficult than Grays since very few switchbacks are present. Overall, nothing more than Class 2 hiking. We were at the top of Torreys by 0745. We were the first on Grays that morning and the second group on Torreys. I couldn't believe how many people we had to pass on the way down. I would estimate it to be at least 400. The best way to climb the popular front range 14ers is early in the morning before the Denver crowds arrive.


Cortez - Jul 24, 2005 1:07 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 20, 2003  Sucess!

We climbed Torreys on a beautiful summer day. Grays and Torreys are Great Colorado 14ers but in the summer they draw considerable crowds so plan accordingly.


MtnWoman - Jul 24, 2005 11:28 am

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: July 16,2005  Sucess!

Very exposed, but a lot of fun!


pjenson05 - Jul 19, 2005 2:17 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: August 28, 2004  Sucess!

I have climbed Grays and Torreys multiple times. Nice climb and nice view.

gratefultransplant - Jul 19, 2005 1:59 am

Route Climbed: steven's gulch Date Climbed: 7/17/05  Sucess!

chrissy's 1st fourteeneer--I said is was easy, she had a difference of opinion. best hike of my life--great weather, and such a beautiful mountain--but the difference, i discovered, (in spite of the masses), was sharing this special place with someone you love. on the way down, when i asked her "was it worth it?"-she said-"ask me in a couple of days"


jnoffsinger - Jul 18, 2005 10:01 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse from Grays Peak Date Climbed: May 20, 2005  Sucess!

After experiencing mountain lighting on Grays. Shane and I dashed across the traverse to quickly bagged 14er number 3 on my list. Departing the mountain we barely escaped the wrath of snow pellets.

seswanso - Jul 18, 2005 11:37 am

Route Climbed: Chihuahua Gulch Date Climbed: August 13, 2004  Sucess!

We had the time and wanted to take a route that was less heavily traveled. The Chihuahua Gulch trail was fantastic! Didn't see another person until we reached the summit. Highly recommend this route. Great hike!


illegal_smile - Jul 17, 2005 6:48 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: July 17, 2005  Sucess!

Never gone up Torreys or Greys but Kelso Ridge was absolutely fantastic. Do not even bother to go the standard route. Had Torreys to ourselves for about 5 minutes which was nice, though MASSIVE amounts of people on the way down from Greys.


CWFry - Jul 15, 2005 5:57 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

Good trainer!


skiitswitch - Jul 14, 2005 10:08 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch TH, Grays, Kelso ridge decent Date Climbed: mid-September 2004  Sucess!

Yeah, it seems that I always have to take a harder way down than up... but Kelso was awesome - my first serious exposure on a hike.


doumall - Jul 13, 2005 2:42 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: July, 17 2004  Sucess!

24th 14er!


dp - Jul 10, 2005 7:14 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: July 10, 2005  Sucess!

My 2nd summit of Torreys (1st was via Dead Dog Couloir a few years ago). This is a great climb, and we had perfect weather. There was just a short snowfield to cross after the crux below the summit (top of Dead Dog Couloir), but it was soft and easy to traverse without crampons. Ascended via the first dihedral and around the edge of the second on the crux. The knife edge was not nearly as intimidating as I expected- only one move that was a bit sketchy without pro.

Andrew Vargo

Andrew Vargo - Jul 10, 2005 2:10 am

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 15, 2004  Sucess!

Crowded but a good way to bag a couple of peaks in one day. Took my girlfriend up her first 14er via the Grays Peak Trail. Can't wait to try Dead Dog or Kelso Ridge.

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