Peak(s):  Torreys Peak  -  14,267 feet
Grays Peak  -  14,270 feet
Date Posted:  08/27/2011
Date Climbed:   08/25/2011
Author:  Stiffler_from_Denver
 Kelso Ridge's Knife Edge  

Ascent Party Exiled_Michigander and Stiffler_from_Denver
Time from TH to Torrey's Summit 3 hours 10 minutes

As an introduction to some easy class 3 scrambling in preparation for some Sangre De Christo climbing later in the year, we decided to climb Kelso Ridge to the summit of Torrey's. We left Denver around 4:45 AM which put us to the Steven's Gulch TH around 6:15. The dirt road leading all the way to the summer trailhead is in rough condition. Many climbers parked about 1.5 miles below the summer TH because of a giant pot hole, althought if you can get around the pothole, the rest of the road wasn't too bad. This report is meant to give climbers an idea about Kelso Ridge and to share video of the knife edge.

Rising sun on both peaks

Looking back at standard route from beginning of Kelso Ridge

Exiled_Michigander climbing up the ridge

Looking back on Kelso Ridge

Taken by Exiled_Michigander after he crossed the knife edge

another view

Kelso Ridge from summit

Knife Edge from Grays

3 videos of the knife edge

ExiledMichigander first to cross
Stiffler_From_Denver Crossing Knife Edge
Helmet camera (may cause vertigo)

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

 Comments or Questions

Fun route!
08/31/2011 03:27
Yeah, this was a blast, wasn't it!? That helmet-cam video sure would've scared me away if I had seen it before however! Vertico, shmertico! That makes it looks 10x worse than it is! Good job!

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