Beautiful day, very little wind and not a cloud in the sky!
Did it right after Grays, quite the view.
Its nice to be able to do 2 in one day!
Cornice in col
started at 7:00 am and summited by 2pm we took the kelso ridge ascent and there was hail and snow above 13,500. it made for slick conditions on the knife edge and on the sharks fin. it was very memorable and highly recommended. some traversing early on the ridge was sketchy due to many loose rocks.
An early summit for 14ers, we got groppel'd on the summit, but not a bad one to kick off the '04 season.
Fun ridge with some great company and good views!
Fun climb :-), but got terribly sick on the way down. :-(
Fun route with DonnieB, Jeff & Jim (from Atlanta), and Chris (from Tulsa). Met a fun group of college kids from KY.
Went on to Grays Pk, "The Rascal", and Kelso Mtn afterward.
Started from Horseshoe TH around 10,500 (my Saab did not like the road). Long walk up the road and quick ascent up SW slopes to Grays, then down and up to Torreys. Long descent back over the top of Grays and down to the car.
Grays/Torreys just like millions of others. But at least I signed the climber's log on summitpost!
First ones up Kelso ridge of the day, except for the 7 summiteer who passed me and my friend. We hit the buttress head on this time which made things more interesting. Knife edge is a blast.
Camped the night before near the Stevens Gulch trailhead. My son's pace is picking up nicely. Grays then Torreys.
Grays and Torreys via Stevens Gluch.
Summitted with some dark clouds fast approaching, started down, got hit with lots of rain and hail, but no lightning or thunder. I got to use my rain gear for only the second time on a fourteener, all in all a very nice day.
Third time's the charm. Sleet and bad weather turned us back on two previous attempts. This time we were rewarded with perfect weather and lots of friendly nanny and baby goats on the trail.
Was a great day with no threat of weather. Climbed with the masses, but a good time none the less
Very beautiful day for a climb, got away from the crowd on the Kelso ridge and had a very interesting climb to the summit.
Awesome SOLO trip. Circuit with Grays Peak.
Second to Torreys, of course. Didn't know if I could handle both on the same day since these were my first, but I think if you're in sound shape and have the proper motivation, it's definitely doable.