Great climb. Crowded summit on a perfect summer day! No one else came up from the Peru Creek / Chiuahua Gulch side though, so good option to avoid the crowds and add a little more distance to the climb.
What a winter climb! Only my fourth fourteener, but what a way to do it!
This was my third 14er and my first experience with altitude sickness. Torreys seemed much steeper than Grays (or was that my body trying to tell me something). About halfway up Torreys I became disoriented and lightheaded. Not to mention the pounding in my head. After a couple of aspirin, some water and a snack I was feeling better.
I pushed myself (while my friend pulled) towards the summit. After about an hour we made it!! I was still feeling kinda funny so we didn't stay long. After descending back down to the saddle I felt much better but was still exhaused.
We decided to traverse accross the snowfield on Grays back to the switchbacks. Even though it was well traveled, it was still pretty steep and one wrong step would send you hundreds of feet down to the bottom. I was scared to death!!
We made it safely accross to the switchbacks. It was pretty late by then so we had the rest of the trail all to ourselves. We got back to our car at 7pm if you can believe it!
What a great day!
Excellent conditions climbing up couloir until we reached the loose scramble up the final steps of Kelso Ridge. Breezy and cool on top, which we had to ourselves.
Beautiful day on a nice mountain
nice climb, easy, and fun. from the summit, we were above the clouds and we were dry. the rest of our group was below, and were getting poured on.
Might as well do Gray's too.
Did the summit twice. I went up and forgot to get some rocks for friends who had asked for them so I went back up the last 150 twice.
Dad and I took the saddle from Gray's. I know some people go back to the trailhead. Well each to their own. We enjoyed a beautiful August morning. We were one of the first 5 to summit that morning due to our headlamp assisted start. A fun day.
Got it twice along with Gray's. First with my father and the second time with some friends.
I did Grays first, then headed over to Torreys. There were quite a few hikers on the trail on this day.
Wind blew me to the ground on connecting saddle from Greys. A great peak with its cramped summit. Don't look north and down if you don't want to be reminded of how close you are to I-70, other than that great veiw.
Good climb, bad weather, nough said!
Did this one after Grays. Much better views... more pointed peak also.
Sunny and fun. Not really too many people. I thought there would be a lot more.
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.
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.
Hiked with Buddy (his first 14ner) the weather was great nice easy climb.
I climbed torreys with Grays. Torreys has an awsome summit, when it's not crouded. A great hike for beginners.