Cloudy and breeze but awesome day. We were standing in the clouds.
Beautiful day to summit!
There was a bit of snow on Grays but passble without gear. There was a big dump the next day so it is probably different now. 2:45 up to Grays, 1:00 across saddle to Torreys, 2:00 down.
Went solo, amazing day.
Fog on the ridge between Grays and Torreys made route-finding tougher, but we just stayed on the ridge and were fine. Sliding down the snow on the way down was a rush!
climbed @ night, had a good time solo.
Good winter climb. No avy hazards except for the approach. Found it easier to descent the ascent route than to go down the regular route due to avy conditions.
kelso ridge up to torreys, then traversed to grays.
descent via Kelso-- fun but very easy
A nice, close, easy peak to climb. Not isolated like some, but boasts an impressive view. Saw some mountain goats not but 10 yards off the trail--they didn't seem too worried about us. If only it were hunting season.
Climbed Grays first and then traversed to Torreys. Very well maintained trail with lots of signs. Many other hikers for a Monday. Must be really busy on a summer weekend.
We started at around 6:30 and summitted around 9:00 AM. Beautiful day, no clouds, but it was rather windy. We just managed to beat the crowds which began pouring up the slopes as we descended. Great climb!
had a great day on the mountains, great scenery and wildlife and not too crowded.
Great climb. Fun around every corner.
My second time doing this ridge, still just as fun!
Hiked with Grays
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!
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!
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!