I finally made it up Longs Peak! On my previous attempt I had to turn around due to elevation sickness. This mountain truly is a blast to climb! My speed up the mountain was middle of the pack, so you can guesstimate your own time from my numbers.
Conditions: Perfect! Absolutely no snow or ice on this route. The only thing to watch for is water on the homestretch but it is easily avoided.
Start time: 2 am
Summited at: 8 am (6 hours to summit)
Got back to trailhead at: 12:50 (4 hours 20 minutes down)
Roundtrip time minus break at top: 10 hours 20 minutes
Any surprises?: The Narrows and the Homestretch were much shorter than I expected but still a challenge.
Looking back at the Ledges from the start of the Trough
Looking up the Trough
Looking at the start of the Narrows from the middle of the Narrows
Looking at the end of the Narrows from the middle of the Narrows
Looking down the Homestretch from the summit