Hiked over from Grays.
1st: 9/2005 Kelso Ridge sweet climb. there are some big loose rocks along the left side of Kelso which would be best avoided.
2nd: June 4 2006 Dead Dog nice long snow climb, direct finish
Did it with Grays as my second 14er. So many people on the summit, I could not sit down. Next time will be Kelso ridge.
Harry sugar snow covering most rock including the knife edge. Spent lots of time uncovering holds and trying to kick steps into powder covered scree, not a lot of fun. Could have used snowshoes for decent, lots of post holing. summit all to ourselves. Eight hours for a four hour trip.
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!