From Loveland pass in winter.
Did it as a birthday present to myself. A great birthday indeed!
Climbed Kelso Ridge on the 4th of July - third time on this route and fifth on the mountain. It's a great route for sure, especially on a very popular mountain!
Summitted both Grey's and Torrey's.
Next attempt will be via Kelso. Looks fun!
Tagged it after Grays Peak. Thunder started just after I left the summit around noon and I was back in my car two miles down the road from the trailhead at 210 pm. Fast but very fun ascent.
Fun hike. 2 for 1. Awesome views. Cold and windy
Did Grays as well. Laura's first 14ers.
Hit Torreys after Grays and it was spectacular!
7/25/04 - Kelso Ridge. Loved it.
3/1/08 - Winter ascent of Kelso Ridge. Fun!
6/4/10 - Emperor Couloir. Quite nice and steeper than expected near the top.
1/26/13 - West Ridge from Loveland Pass. Very dry for winter. Set up car shuttle at Steven's Gulch (could drive all the way to to the summer TH). 6 hrs car to car.
7/28/17 - Kelso Ridge -> Torreys, Grays, Edwards, McClellan.
11/19/17 - Kelso Ridge from the highway.
Combined with Grays. Was on snow almost the whole time - did it with micro spikes and poles. People were up there with face masks, helmets, axes, crampons. Others were trying with tennis shoes. Gotta love it. Did it hungover and ended up getting altitude sickness and was the most light headed I've ever been. Some guy gave me ibuprofen at the bottom but I didn't even try to drive my car for a good 45 minutes once I got down.
Solo, camped at trailhead. Both summits to myself.
Fun little snow hike. Saw a goat on the way down.
Success on both.
Took an early flight to Denver; rented a vehicle; hiked Grays and Torreys via the standard route. Thunderstorms just about held off. Dinner in Snowmass Village.
Nice day, nice hike, I was going to attempt Grays and Torreys but I got to the split and had to turn around because of a bad knee