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.
Great day of hiking, going up the Kelso Ridge is highly recommended for those who don't mind class 3 climbing.
Great day for this hike!
Did the easy hike up Grays, then rode the saddle over to Torreys, making my 7th official 14er (also did Mt Cameron between Democrat and Lincoln but it's like 20 ft short of being "official"). Anyway, it was a great little hike from the saddle! Of course it was almost standing room only at the top, but my day was made by 2 guys who summitted without shirts or packs and very little supplies. Reminded me of Bill and Ted from "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." Also, it was strange that I got 4 bars for cell service but couldn't complete a call. Oh well, except that I forgot to tell the wife which peaks I was climbing today. OOOPS! Anyway, I hiked back down to a little bit of cloud cover but no precipitation until I hit the car. AWESOME DAY!
Crowds? Try it on a snowy, sleety, socked in day like I did. Bye-bye crowds.
Fun hike but wish we left earlier and done another route like Kelso Ridge. There was alot of people.
Traversed from Grays my first time up. Second ascent by Kelso Ridge was far more enjoyable.
Fun day climb, got caught in nasty thunderstorm around 13,500 ft.