Peak(s):  Torreys Peak  -  14,267 feet
Grays Peak  -  14,270 feet
Post Date:  09/30/2006
Modified:  10/02/2006
Date Climbed:   09/30/2006
Posted By:  gitsumpottery

 Torrey‘s-Kelso Ridge   

Took Kelso Ridge up to Torrey's today (with Jack on this forum) and it was a beautiful climb. Things were a little hairy at times with the snow, but for the most part it really helped, especially up the last summit push after the knife edge/white tower. It seems to have just the right amount of snow on it right now helping with parts of the climb, but there are definately deep parts.

The ridge is challenging from a trail standpoint because you have to work your way up and over a lot of different situations. It‘s a great hike with two people, switching off and taking the front to pave the way for each other. The final push up the side of the summit at the end seems like it would be a little difficult without the snow since we didn‘t slip as much as you would on the loose rocks.

After summiting Torrey's around 11:00 (nobody on the summit), we went over to the Gray's to be met by 20 or so people on or near the summit. Got back to the trailhead around 2:30. We started the hike shortly before 8 this morning, so in total the hike took us about 6.5 hours to do the total thing.


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