If it weren't for that sign on top of Grays, I'm not sure I would have found the ridge. ;-)
I've done this 14er combination several times over the years, but the most challenging was summitting Grays from the Horseshoe Basin side, then climbing up to Torreys, and returning to the vehicle by climbing over Grays a second time. Whew---what a day!
Climbed the kelso ridge twice. Great little scramble.
The approach road was a real challenge for my motorcycle. I only made it up half way and then hitchhiked the rest. Spent the night just above the tree line in Stevens Gulch. Moments after I got into my tent, there was a major hail storm. The next morning I did Torreys first and then Grays. See my Trip Report about doing seven 14ers in eight days.
a very awesome and enjoyable day on these easy Front Range ones. Also did grays before hand.
Did the Loveland Pass route with friends.Can't recall the exact date.I clocked until the last push to Torreys,and then had to slow down.Gotta work on the endurance,haha.
Weather looked iffy,so we descended into Chihuauah Gulch.A thunder boomer came along and helped us to get home a bit faster:).Discovered how much I like Oboz shoes-my feet felt great,and no blisters!
Went up Kelso Ridge with Eric and Alex today. We 4 wheeled (fun!) up the road to the trailhead at night, slept in the Jeep and began at 7am. Shit ton of people on the trail, but very few on the ridge. The ridge itself was very fun. Went on over to Grays afterwards. 4 hr 15 mins car to car.
hiked this along with Grays
Jogged up most of the way with a few walking breaks. Combined with Grays. 3:13 car to car
Made a big loop on a bluebird day by going up the south ridge of Kelso, across Kelso Ridge to Torreys, over to Grays, down the south ridge of Grays to Ruby. Long day but avoided the huge masses of people on the trail. The knife edge on Kelso is fun, but too short!
Would like to come back much earlier to do the couloirs.
Left Los Angeles on Friday and climbed Grays and Torreys on Saturday.
Climbed mid-week around July 4th; Also nabbed Grays at the same time.
Hiked in from 70 because road was in terrible condition. Slept .5 mile above trailhead.
Found this mountain a little more interesting. Looks like some fun ski routes on the face.
Done together with Greys Peak. Easy hiking.
A quick side trip from Grays.
Standard route, crowded Saturday and still a ton of fun.
Via Emperor Col, 5 1\2 hours RT with beautiful conditions. No problems at all and one of the best Glissades I've ever done, over 2000' solid glissade