Torreys Peak Climber's Log

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chef007

chef007 - Oct 13, 2003 8:31 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 13 October 2003  Sucess!

Good climb, bad weather, nough said!

IdahoSummits

IdahoSummits - Oct 12, 2003 11:05 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Date Climbed: August 7, 2003  Sucess!

Did this one after Grays. Much better views... more pointed peak also.

bernardhohman

bernardhohman - Sep 28, 2003 9:57 pm

Route Climbed: Via Grays and Horsehoe Basin Date Climbed: September 28, 2003  Sucess!

Sunny and fun. Not really too many people. I thought there would be a lot more.

eurobeer - Sep 2, 2003 9:25 am

Route Climbed: Via Gray's Peak Date Climbed: August 17, 2002  Sucess!

From Gray's peak it didn't look to bad. Once we started up to summit Torreys peak, my body didn't agree with my eye's anymore!! :-) But making it to the top was well worth it.

CanopyBoy - Aug 29, 2003 10:52 am

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: August 28, 2003

Fun, Scary, Exhilerating. Definately a great climb by any stardards. The exposure is pretty bad, but it wouldn't be an adventure without those gust-of-wind-you-die odds right? Not to mention that "knife edge" crux near the summit, which is a little frightening, especially if you have to worry about crushing your manhood on the edge. This was my first time on this route, but I have to say it was a lot of fun.

cmccall - Aug 10, 2003 4:25 pm

Route Climbed: grizzly gulch Date Climbed: july 13,2003  Sucess!

Hiked with Buddy (his first 14ner) the weather was great nice easy climb.

flyinghighpete

flyinghighpete - Jul 31, 2003 2:11 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gultch Date Climbed: July 30, 2003  Sucess!

I climbed torreys with Grays. Torreys has an awsome summit, when it's not crouded. A great hike for beginners.

rob_runkle

rob_runkle - Jul 30, 2003 6:52 pm

Route Climbed: The Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: July 19, 2003  Sucess!

First time up the Kelso Ridge. No time to spend on the summit, still have to get Grays and Edwards.

Bryan W

Bryan W - Jul 15, 2003 3:34 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch via Grays Date Climbed: 7/7/03  Sucess!

I headed down off of Grays with my new pals James and Jamie. We switched backed down Grays and then hit the ridge to the saddle just above a large snow field. Hit the saddle at 13,707' and headed up Torreys, which was a bit steeper than Grays. We were feeling a little out of gas, but still managed to hit the summit about an hour after leaving Grays. Took some photos, signed the register, and had a bite to eat. Jamie was feeling kind of bad at this point. I shared my cheese and breadsticks with him and the next thing you knew he had all of the energy that a young kid has. Wow, I never thought cheese wiz could do so much. We headed down and made the saddle in good time. We had to head back up Grays for about 100' or so. From there we traversed a large snow field that headed back over to the Grays switchbacks. It was well stepped in, but you had to be very careful as a slip from here could send you sliding for several hundred feet and then a painful stop on the rocks. Once we reached the other side, we noticed a sign that said that trail was closed. That was funny, I must have seen 30 people on that route. We continued down without wasteing any time. I was in a hurry as I had to pick my girlfriend up at the airport. Perfect timing, great weather, and a really nice set of mountains to spend the day on. Thanks to James and Jamie for a great day.

shanrickv

shanrickv - Jun 22, 2003 7:34 am

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: June 14, 2003  Sucess!

Climbed after Grays with Alan on a great day. Winds were much better going up Torreys as compared to Grays. The south slope was mostly snow covered with cornices going over the east edge. Torreys is a beautiful mountain!

Kane

Kane - Jun 3, 2003 8:00 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Sept,2001  Sucess!

My first attempt of Torry's Peak was from Chihuahua Gulch TH. in 2000. I thought this was a really cool option for climbing both Gray's and Torry's if you wanted something less crowded. It also requires a bit of route finding, unlike the standard Stevens Gulch route. I never made it to the summit back in 2000, the knee was in bad shape. I went back in the fall of 2001. I thought Stevens Gulch was pretty, especially in fall. I drove my Toyota Camry to the TH and screwed up my suspension. The Bakersville road is not really for low clearance cars.

Grant

Grant - Apr 22, 2003 4:33 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Date Climbed: May 27, 2002  Sucess!

The clouds off to the west were really building fast and it was only 10:00am so I spent about five minutes on Grays, ate half of a Luna bar and was on my way to Torreys. It took forty minutes to go a half mile and 550 feet to the summit. In my opinion Torres had the better views and I also spent more time on the summit. I could see the cross on Holy Cross to the West.

Diggler

Diggler - Mar 24, 2003 5:42 pm

Route Climbed: Grizzly Gulch Date Climbed: summer '96  Sucess!

Climbed this with Z and Mark Timmerman (both engineering buddies from CU), I think on the mentioned route. Camped out the night previous and had a great time. Got a late start but the weather was stable when we were up there (!), so it was cool. Traversed over to Grays.

big_g

big_g - Mar 3, 2003 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2002

Route Climbed: East Slopes Date Climbed: 04 Aug 2002  Sucess!

Combo with Grays. Came up from Horseshoe Basin. I was alone until I hit the summit.

mtnhiker13

mtnhiker13 - Dec 27, 2002 8:38 am

Route Climbed: Standard from Grays Date Climbed: August 19, 2001  Sucess!

This was done in combination from Grays ascent from Horseshoe Basin and back down over the top of Grays. Very nice day - sunny and relatively warm. We saw some goats which was an added plus. I would like to ascend via Kelso Ridge sometime soon.

zzril

zzril - Nov 22, 2002 12:23 pm

Route Climbed: N. Ridge Date Climbed: April 1990  Sucess!

Great climb. Had the peaks all to ourselves and even found a couple of abandoned beers in a stream on the way out.

rob_runkle

rob_runkle - Nov 2, 2002 8:19 am

Route Climbed: Steven's Gulch Date Climbed: August 15, 2002  Sucess!

My 2nd 14er! Along with Grays, this is a great pair for a 1st and 2nd 14er.

climberkjp

climberkjp - Oct 27, 2002 10:21 pm

Route Climbed: From Grays - Horseshoe Basin Date Climbed: October 26, 2002  Sucess!

Great October climb. Ran into some snow on the afternoon descent, but gorgeous morning.

rmjwinters

rmjwinters - Oct 6, 2002 2:20 pm

Route Climbed: From Grays Date Climbed: August 1 2001  Sucess!

Mountain goats everywhere.

Andy

Andy - Sep 23, 2002 11:44 am

Route Climbed: Stephens Gulch Date Climbed: September 21, 2002  Sucess!

Great hike. It was little windy and cold on the summit. I couldn't drive over the big rutted section of the road with my Saturn SL2, so that added an extra 1.5 miles each way. I tried to bring the wife and dog with me on this one, but they turned back where the tundra gives way to rock. Check out my trip report for more details. Visit my website for a complete set of my Torreys Peak photos: www.leachfam.com.

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