My first 14er. Saw a mountain goat 100 feet below the summit. Very cool. Great views out over summit county and down to Pikes Peak country
A short walk down and up the saddle afier climbing Grays. Traffic control was needed on the mountain, there were so many people going up and down that day.
I have climbed and skied Torrey's in all seasons. One trip in April to ski the Emperor remains my all time coolest ski descent of a high peak. Over 3000 vertical on some sick terrain.
Great route. Great weather. Great day. It was goat city up there with lots of them all over the place.
Great entry up the Gulch, then a little harder to the saddle, then a little harder to Torreys, a simple pop to Gray's, then down, down, down into my boots on the interminable descent.
First 14er via back of Torrey's then over to Gray's.
This is a good climb for beginers or hikers.
Trip report is here
Actually we've climbed this in conjunction with Grays several times, this being my first. More and more folks in the parking lot every year, and many families climb this with youngsters and their dogs. It's upsetting to see how many folks let their dogs go off the leash, since there's always a neat herd of mountain goats along the way.