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 Peak:  Grays Peak (14er)
 Route:  Grays and Torreys
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  dswink
 Date of Information:  11/22/2011
 Date Posted:  11/22/2011
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The road to the trailhead has several downed trees across it. The first downed tree is about 1 mile from 70. I recommend parking at the pullout before the downed tree. Be careful of very slippery road conditions when departing downhill.

The trail to Grays is mostly packed snow. There are a few postholing sections but not enough to warrant snowshoes. The trails on Grays and Torreys have many sections of ice so microspikes are very useful.

The descent trail from the saddle between Grays and Torreys has several sections of loose, slippery powder over very hard snow/ice with significant fall consequences. Our team all made it with just microspikes but everyone would have been happier crossing with light crampons and an ice axe.



  • Comments or Questions (1)
trekker628

hello     2011-11-25 12:27:10
hi. I finally registered with 14ers.com
I was the guy your party ran into on Grays Peak on Tuesday. It was nice meeting you! looks like you're quite the accomplished climber.
Attila



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