Torreys Peak Climber's Log

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chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Jan 11, 2010 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010

Grays and Torreys  Sucess!

Winter ascent of the pair, started at the bottom of the road, but surprisingly it was still drivable for about 2 1/2 miles. The trail is well packed down and snow shoes are not necessary. Yak-trax or mini-spikes may be helpful in a few hardpacked spots, but I didn't use them. Upper part of Grays is pretty dry, skis would be basically worthless.

bryangast

bryangast - Jan 7, 2010 10:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 1987

My First 14er

Hooked.

JB99

JB99 - Dec 9, 2009 4:32 pm

From Grays  Sucess!

Traversed from Grays with my older brother. Still want to get back for Kelso ridge sometime.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Nov 23, 2009 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2014

2nd time  Sucess!

1st time don't remember date.
2nd time via Kelso Ridge

Darren9

Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 1:07 am

14er spree  Sucess!

Part of a 12 fourteeners in 6 days spree. Kelso ridge rocks!

stamina

stamina - Oct 25, 2009 2:21 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2003

Torreys/Grays-Wrong Mountain First  Sucess!

We did not expect to go after a two bagger this year, but as you climbers know this is a moderate climb if careful. We left from Stevens Gutlch. Had to bail fom the sedan rental on the approach when rocks/trail got too rough. But got to the trail-head and started the climb but churning elevation too fast. Daniel, my dear friend paid for it with altitiude sickness but made both. We actually lost the trail on the way up Grays and traversed the cleaveage South to North up to the summit of Torreys. I remember telling my friend Den to quit fricking bumping into me on the traverse as I did not want to fall into the bowl. And actually as my altimeter read above 14,000 feet, as were are on the grind up the South Face, my team did not think I/my altimeter was this full of shit. We all made the summit at 1030 hrs. 14,267 feet and could not eat. Almost threw up.......... But had to go on as we had one more to go.

PS I hope no other human being ever rents that rental sedan we took up to the trailhead

odysseus

odysseus - Oct 22, 2009 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2009

Torreys after Grays  Sucess!

Summited Grays then Torreys from Stephens Gulch TH. Very windy on top.

mattpayne11

mattpayne11 - Oct 19, 2009 12:54 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009

Via argentine pass trail  Sucess!

Snow was kind of fun, especially on the way back down grays to the car - only one in the whole valley...

Smithman123

Smithman123 - Oct 18, 2009 3:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2009

Bachelor Hike

Dayhiked along with Grays Peak as part of a friends bachelor party. Was a great hike.

brandon

brandon - Sep 22, 2009 8:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

Kelso Ridge all Beer Ascent  Sucess!

2hrs25 to the top and 3hrs45 roundtrip. 4 Natty Ice's, one cinnamon bun. Awesome Aspen in full color down Grizzly side. Lots of friendly folks up and down on the descent. 7 miles RT for 200ft of solid class3 rock, but fun.

metal4lyf

metal4lyf - Sep 20, 2009 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

via Kelso Ridge  Sucess!

Started at 5am and had the peak mostly to myself. Torreys via Kelso Ridge makes a great obligatory combo with Grays. Fun route!

scvanm

scvanm - Sep 20, 2009 5:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

#20 for me and #3 son  Sucess!

Great weather. I was surprised at how beautiful it was. I have put this hike off because of how busy it gets. It was busy but actually one of the most enjoyable I have done. (david)

seano

seano - Sep 20, 2009 11:55 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2009

from Grays  Sucess!

If it weren't for that sign on top of Grays, I'm not sure I would have found the ridge. ;-)

colinpence

colinpence - Sep 17, 2009 10:52 pm

Grays and Torreys  Sucess!

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!

pyerger

pyerger - Sep 17, 2009 12:34 pm

kelso ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the kelso ridge twice. Great little scramble.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Sep 15, 2009 12:17 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2009

Grays and Torreys  Sucess!

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.

JustinShapiro

JustinShapiro - Sep 12, 2009 10:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

combined with Grays  Sucess!

a very awesome and enjoyable day on these easy Front Range ones. Also did grays before hand.

Lowa rennt - Sep 3, 2009 3:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2008

Loveland Pass  Sucess!

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!

McCannster

McCannster - Aug 29, 2009 3:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

via Kelso Ridge  Sucess!

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.

harryquach

harryquach - Aug 26, 2009 11:53 am

Grays + Torreys  Sucess!

hiked this along with Grays

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