Torreys Peak Climber's Log

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skyward22

skyward22 - Mar 15, 2009 12:16 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009

Kelso ridge in winter  Sucess!

Me and Joe Miller headed up Kelso Ridge 03/14 and were met with a challenging climb. Lots of fresh snow on the ridge created powder conditions on rock slabs which was hard to scramble up. A few exposed traverses with 70-degree snow and only ~10 ft. to self-arrest if needed before accelerating off the mountain.
Some cornicing on the knife edge and on other parts of Kelso.
Summitted at 4 p.m. after 7 hours on the ridge. Was very technical due to conditions; one other party climbing beside us did it in about the same. Pretty cool to watch some skiers go down Dead Dog Cuoulior from the vantage point of the ridge.

farrisgl

farrisgl - Mar 3, 2009 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2002

Nice return to Colorado  Sucess!

I lived in Colorado for several years and climbed Grays some years back. With a free afternoon while on a business trip and good weather, had the opportunity to do this peak. Only saw one other person on the Thursday afternoon a dn a few bighorn sheep. Nice climb on a nice day.

Narendra

Narendra - Dec 24, 2008 10:11 am

Kelso Ridge  Sucess!

Kelso ridge was great. Good intro for novice scramblers/hikers. Continued to Grays

Sharkyjoe

Sharkyjoe - Dec 14, 2008 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2005

Reworking the Mundane  Sucess!

If you've climbed this one before and would like to do so again, but with a twist, try it on the longest day of the year, but start at the opposite end of the day -- 5:00 in the evening. Also, park at the top of Loveland Pass and approach Torreys via Grizzly Peak. I was lucky that this particular Summer Solstice also featured the Flower Moon (wiki that one). I tried coming down with the headlamp for a while... terrifying!!! Hello night climbing!!! (Buy Freedom of the Hills)

gbrady

gbrady - Dec 7, 2008 7:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2008

Standard Route

Nice hike, but ice was an issue. Best to bring treking poles after summer.

Dropmo40

Dropmo40 - Oct 31, 2008 1:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2004

its all hallows eve  Sucess!

look out for the headless climber

co14er

co14er - Oct 25, 2008 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2008

Via loveland Pass  Sucess!

This is a great roller coaster hike, from Loveland pass you can summit 3 13,000ft points including Grizzly Peak. We had a secound truck parked at Stevens Gulch, its a little much to reverse this route.

dpk

dpk - Oct 16, 2008 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

2nd times a charm  Sucess!

first on summit - had good 6" of snow overnight 2 hours by headlamp - made for a nice hike. Came via Grays. Did not make it up T last time. Got em' both this time

Diggler

Diggler - Oct 16, 2008 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2008

No. 3 in hat trick  Sucess!

14er #3 in as many days. Started from the TH at 15.09. Summited at 17.07, left the top at 17.21, & back down to the car by 18.52. Kelso's a beautiful ridge, & a delightful climb! Snow made for some really nice views. Interesting to think back on when I was there with friends (Zathan & Mark) in college- seems so long ago in the meantime... Beautiful day to be in the Rockies (also with my mom & dog down below)!

MattK

MattK - Oct 13, 2008 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2008

Up Kelso  Sucess!

Solo up Kelso...what a Friday. Headed over to Grays.

rlawson

rlawson - Sep 30, 2008 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2008

Via Grays Peak  Sucess!

My second 14er--about 45 minutes after my 1st 14er!

MikeyB

MikeyB - Sep 9, 2008 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008

Up the Dead Dog  Sucess!

Climbed the Dead Dog Col. with Tim and Eric, then hit Grays.

jpvt

jpvt - Sep 8, 2008 12:23 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008

Grays/Torreys  Sucess!

a short trip over from grays, well worth it. great to be able to hit two 14ers in the same day.

noahs213

noahs213 - Sep 7, 2008 12:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

Great Climb  Sucess!

Very fun but wish I could of done the Kelso Ridge instead of just the regular route. Looking forward to coming here in the winter or spring to try other routes on it and to also bag Gray's Peak.

wbass

wbass - Aug 17, 2008 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008

Grays/Torreys Combo  Sucess!

Though shorter by a tad than its neighbor, I think Torreys is far more exciting and the views are better. And, maybe, just maybe, a little less traffic. I was up by 8AM after having summited Grays, didn't linger long as the cloud deck was closing in rapidly (and yet the masses continued upwards).

RModelli

RModelli - Aug 9, 2008 5:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2008

NIce Kelso ridge climb  Sucess!

Kelso ridge was very fun!!!

Midlife Mountaineer

Midlife Mountaineer - Jul 27, 2008 4:11 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008

Getting tired  Sucess!

I decided to give my legs a rest after this one. This was my 7th 14er summit this week. Heading home now.

mountainzen107

mountainzen107 - Jul 19, 2008 8:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

Ambiguously Awesome Duo!  Sucess!

This was the first time I ascended this mountain NOT via the kelso ridge. It was good for training, not too terribly exciting, but beautiful. great day, got the clients from my tx facility to come out and enjoy it.

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Jul 7, 2008 11:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008

Dead Dog Couloir  Sucess!

Great day with other SP members.

Niederbayer

Niederbayer - Jun 20, 2008 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2008

via Dead Dog  Sucess!

great climb, great day

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