Torreys Peak Climber's Log

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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.


mntnplay - Jul 9, 2005 1:30 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: 2 July 2005  Sucess!

3:00 up. Dry all the way up to the knife-edge crux above Dead Dog. A little slippery crossing hard snow after the crux at the top of Dead Dog. Great glissade down from normal trail starting below the Grays/Torreys saddle.


bigwilly - Jul 3, 2005 5:25 pm

Date Climbed: July 2, 2005

Came to within 100 ft. on Kelso ridge due to bad conditions and threatening weather. Will be back soon for the top.


keenez01 - Jun 26, 2005 3:35 pm

Route Climbed: Started from stevens Gulch Trailhead Date Climbed: March 23, 2002  Sucess!


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!

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