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 Peak(s):  Grays Peak  -  14,270 feet
Torreys Peak  -  14,267 feet
 Post Date:  05/27/2012 Modified: 05/31/2012
 Date Climbed:   05/27/2012
 Posted By:  Mountain Goat1

 Grays and Torreys - Combo   

Note I re-posted this in peak conditions. Although you may view either one. Thanks.

Getting to the trailhead was easy the and road was clear of snow. The trail was not snowpack until over 12,000 feet on the trail. Although, when it got snowpack ice came along with it which made the trail hard to follow and very slick going up Grays. Even though we didn't use them, micro spikes are recommended. Descending into the saddle between Grays and Torreys was mostly snowpack on the Grays side of the saddle. When we reached the Torreys side of the saddle it was snow free in exception of the area close to the cornices off to the right. It was also very windy on the saddle so I would also recommend something to protect your face. Overall it was a great day of climbing some 14ers.

 


  • Comments or Questions
drhikerman

Never tired of Grays and Torreys     2012-05-27 18:07:03
Perfect timing. I'm heading up there tomorrow.
Thanks


javy20040



THIS IS NOT A TRIP REPORT     2012-05-28 06:24:33
You need to write this three lines in 14ers conditions. I hope BillMiddlebrook will remove this.


BillMiddlebrook


Conditions Report     2012-05-28 15:49:17
Yes, please post this in the Peak Conditions area. Thanks.


Mountain Goat1

@BillMiddlebrook     2012-05-28 18:32:17
Okay thank you


hoots

Patience     2012-05-29 11:06:33
Hey javy, why don't you try to have a little patience with a new user? Your post added less value to this site than the OP.


tockelstein2005


3 thumbs down?     2012-05-30 14:52:25
Wow, sorry to see that bro. I guess if you make a mistake, or you're not a well known uber-climber you might get torn to pieces, or ignored here. I thought that climbers might be a friendlier group, but maybe I was mistaken.


Mountain Goat1

@tockelstein2005     2012-05-30 18:22:35
It should actually be 2 thumbs down but I tried to see who disliked it but it show me and I accidentally clicked dislike. Eventhough two thumbs down isn't much better.


hoots

Keep you head up high     2012-05-31 08:10:31
Don't beat yourself up. A good rule of thumb on the internet is to ignore posters who use all CAPS. Positive messages usually do not follow. Don't let him get you discouraged. Remember how proud you were when you reached the summit of Grays.



Mountain Goat1

@hoots     2012-05-31 09:07:19
I'm not beating myself up about it. In fact I don't really care.javascript:emoticon('')


Mountain Goat1

@hoots     2012-05-31 09:09:39
By the way Elbert has great conditions to go up so what do you say going up Elbert this weekend!



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