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

Kiefer coming up the bottom half of the ridge behind me

Steve approaching one of the towers

Looking down Kelso ridge before the Knife edge

The Knife edge with the white rock tower at the end

Chris doing his awesome balancing act across the Knife Edge

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

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.

Chris working his way across the ridge to Edwards

Chris on top of the second tower on the ridge to Edwards

Me working my way up the second tower on the ridge to Edwards, this is a class 4 section

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.

Here is the link to all my pictures.

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

  • Comments or Questions

Nice pictures!     11/30/2010 17:20
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).


Sorry Kiefer     07/05/2007 20:00
My bad I fixed it... sorry Kiefer!!!! I did not know your screen name.....


nice!     10/22/2008 10:35
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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