I'm not positive of the date as I hadn't starte keeping a jounal at that point. It was in 1978 over a holiday weekend and the weather was just perfect, so I picked the July 4th time frame. My three companions and I went up Grays first then traversed to Torreys. It was one of those prefect days to be on a summit.
After the 1st snow of the year, we had a nice snowy hike. 9hrs worth...
Climbed with Grays on a nice October Day from the I-70 camping at near the TH
Cool and breezy. Several parties on mountain. A bit of snow along the trail. Nice fall climb. Grays also climbed.
Didn't stay too long on top. We didn't bring warm enough clothes this day to linger. The walk across the divide was a delight though!
After reaching top of Grays the trek down then up the saddle was fun. 14er #3
Loved Kelso Ridge, what a fun route! Before the knife ridge, directly climb the class 4 head wall, its more direct and I thought was really enjoyable. This was my second time up Torreys, the first was in combo with Grays from Chihuahua Gulch in June 2003 when I still lived in Chicago.
Just a short jog from the summit of Grays!
One of my favorites so far. I will be back to try this next spring with good snow conditions.
Went on to Torreys after summiting Grays Peak.
I got a beautiful early start, and as I proceeded on the trail I could notice people just getting up. It was perhaps 5:30 am and I had already comfortable distance made up. I chose to hit this up instead of Grays as most people do 1st, I got the privacy and the solitude on the summit that I sought. I also got a chance to hang out with the mountain goats....
With partner Chuck, met one other climber that day up on this peak. Good weather, chill winds.
What a fun climb. I loved the exposure, and the 4th class climbing. We did it without ropes, but we came down the standard route. Cant say i would reccomend downclimbing the ridge without a rope and protection.
Crossed the saddle after climbing Greys peak. Crossed a nice snow field.
Climbed in conjunction with Grays.
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.