Torreys Peak Climber's Log

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The Ogre

The Ogre - Aug 11, 2007 2:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

Via Kelso ridge - Grays loop  Sucess!

Great climb/hike, very happy to have made the full trip in 4:20 solo, with my first Class 3 pitches at such altitude (live in upstate NY). Decent exposure and a very fun route!


AirborneBuff - Aug 9, 2007 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007

Solitude  Sucess!

start early, hike fast, enjoy the top by yourself

I like it on top

I like it on top - Aug 1, 2007 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 1998

Twofer  Sucess!

First time bagging two in one day. Grays first. Tough day.


blackcoffee - Jul 26, 2007 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1988

Grays and Torreys  Sucess!

Lots of people, good weather.


slowbutsteady - Jul 26, 2007 10:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 1996

over from Grays Peak  Sucess!

I was succesful and proud of it! When crossing the snowfield at the saddle between the peaks don't turn down too soon on the return back down to Stevens Gulch Trailhead, terrain is rougher there. My first twofer.


bouldermom - Jul 16, 2007 12:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

after Grays  Sucess!

Great day & beautiful views.

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jul 11, 2007 10:30 pm

big 5  Sucess!

I've done this one 5 times, most recently from Kelso Ridge. The ridge was a blast!

Jerry S

Jerry S - Jul 5, 2007 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Loveland Pass  Sucess!

Wow, 10 miles above 12000ft, that makes for quite a day. Took about 8 hours and none of it is flat. All up and down all the way.
Jogged out the final mile and a half because I was getting rained on. Jogging at 12000ft is not fun, but neither is getting lightening'ed. This was a great route.

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Jun 27, 2007 5:51 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2007

Nice  Sucess!

Via the Emperor couloir, very nice and long day! Lot's of snow still!


GeorgeJames - Jun 25, 2007 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

A Brand New Bag  Sucess!

Went across the saddle from Grays on a beautiful day. More than a few people, but I didn't mind, I hiked my first 14ers! If you want a fairly tame hike that will leave you wanting more, Grays\Torreys will do the trick.

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Jun 17, 2007 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2005

Double Dip!  Sucess!

Hiked the south ridge after climbing Grays.

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Jun 14, 2007 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007

Kelso Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed some unnamed couloir on Kelso Mountain from Grizzly Gulch to the summit of Kelso. We then followed Kelso Ridge all the way from Kelso Mtn. to the summit of Torreys. Beautiful Day! #27


rdmc - Jun 13, 2007 11:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2004

Grays/Torreys Combo  Sucess!

1st & 2nd official 14ers. Gorgeos day. Close encounters with the Mountain Goats! Lots of people, but can't blame them. :o)


zenalpinist - Jun 12, 2007 5:06 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

Fun climb, everytime.  Sucess!

But one of numerous summits (lost count). Cheers!


gunnersmith - Jun 11, 2007 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Dead Dog Couloir  Sucess!

This was a nice couloir with a great finish, but it was crowded (14 people climbed it this day) and there were definitely a few cases of rock-fall. I took my brother-in-law, and this was his first crampon/ice axe experience.


rkymtn - Jun 2, 2007 11:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2007

Dead Dog  Sucess!

A great day. Haliku and I ascended Dead Dog Couloir to the summit and then headed on to Grays. It was good to summit after a previous attempt on this route and an arduous attempt on Mt. Brooks in the Alaska Range about two weeks ago. I needed to get up something!
7/20/08 - Climbed Grays and Torreys with my wife for our, belated, anniversary 14er tradition.


eggheadsherpa - May 28, 2007 12:53 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

Dead Dog  Sucess!

Climbed up the couloir and then tagged Grays. Got to the couloir as the sun was coming up, the snow got soft quick. Melting was causing rocks to come flying down, bring a helmet.


Alpinist - May 28, 2007 9:51 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

Dead Dog  Sucess!

Flew in from Chicago Friday night and slept at the TH. Parked just past the old saw mill on Saturday morning, snowshoed in and camped below the mine shack. Climbed Kelso Mountain in the afternoon as a warm-up for Torreys Peak. Woke up early Sunday and climbed the Dead Dog Couloir on Torreys with Mike. Conditions were perfect. We had a mostly cloudless sky and excellent snow in the couloir. The snow on the final summit ridge was a bit powdery but no real problem. We intended to climb Grays Peak too, but heavy clouds started to roll in and we opted to head back. Descended via the south saddle and Grays Peak trail, broke camp and hiked out.


thebeave7 - May 26, 2007 11:58 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

Emperor/NW Face  Sucess!

Ascended the Emperor with Andy, Brenta, Mt man dan, and zenalpinist. Snow was in decent shape for the climb up, weather held up nicely. Skied down the NW face on windslab and hard pack until 12K, got 1K of good spring corn in. Many wet slides visible in the surrounding areas.


mountainloverCO - May 25, 2007 1:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

Right after Grays  Sucess!

Made our way down an easy saddle between Grays and Torreys, and then hiked the rest of the way up to the summit of Torreys. Nice double bagger day with beautiful weather.

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