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 Peak(s):  Torreys Peak  -  14,267 feet
Grays Peak  -  14,270 feet
Edwards, Mt  -  13,850 feet
McClellan Mtn  -  13,587 feet
 Post Date:  07/05/2007
 Date Climbed:   07/04/2007
 Posted By:  Shad

 Tour de Stevens Gulch   

Route: Kelso Ridge
Distance: Appx. about 8 miles
Participants: ChrisP, stevevets689, Kiefer, shad

I wanted to throw togetter a quick report so I can share a couple of cool pictures that I took yesterday so here we go.

I decided that since I got off work at 11am on the 3rd and did not have to return until the 5th that I would go up and do Kelso Ridge on Torreys solo. While sitting in camp enjoying my green tea ChrisP pulls up in his truck. After catching up a bit ChrisP tells me that the 3 of them are also doing Kelso Ridge the next morning so I decided to tag along with them. Thanks guys.

Start of Kelso Ridge
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Kiefer coming up the bottom half of the ridge behind me
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Steve approaching one of the towers
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Looking down Kelso ridge before the Knife edge
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The Knife edge with the white rock tower at the end
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Chris doing his awesome balancing act across the Knife Edge
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After all of us reach the summit of Torreys we cruised down the saddle via the standard trail and hit the summit of Grays.

Saddle from Torreys to Grays
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After taking the standard trail and summitting Grays we decide to hike the ridge from Grays over to Mount Edwards. From on top of Grays the ridge looks short and easy but it took about 1 hour 15 mins to do the ridge and it had some Class 3-4 sections if you wanted to do them. The harder sections can be avoided by walking to the south side of the ridge. Here are some pictures.

Ridge from on top of Grays to Mount Edwards.
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Chris working his way across the ridge to Edwards
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Chris on top of the second tower on the ridge to Edwards
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Me working my way up the second tower on the ridge to Edwards, this is a class 4 section
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After hitting the summit of Edwards we headed across McClellan Mtn and decended the lovely scree gully that went on and on. I am sure that one of the other guys will show some more pictures from Edwards on, I did not take anymore pictures after Edwards. See the line below for about were our route from Edwards across McClellan to the trailhead was.
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Here is the link to all my pictures.
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/shadmika/album/576460762404844549



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions (3)
stevevets689


Nice pictures!     2010-11-30 10:20:11
It was great to have you along, Shad. I'll post my version of the TR tonight hopefully. Oh, btw, that's not Kessler, that's Kiefer (Skasgaard).


Shad


Sorry Kiefer     2007-07-05 14:00:21
My bad I fixed it... sorry Kiefer!!!! I did not know your screen name.....


Kiefer


nice!     2008-10-22 04:35:57
Awesome seeing you again, Shad! It was a great day, great commentary, great company and great hike/scramble! Kelso Ridge DEFINATELY rocks!
No prob. on the name.



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