Peak(s):  Grays Peak  -  14,270 feet
Torreys Peak  -  14,267 feet
Date Posted:  10/21/2011
Date Climbed:   07/17/2011
Author:  Muskie5280

 Partying with the masses on Grays/Torreys  

Torreys has long thwarted me. Its not a super challenging climb and its not a long hike, but for some reason, I was 0/2 on attempts to summit.

The first was during my first 14er climb on Grays. We had planned to summit Grays and head over to Torreys, however the weather had other ideas. Despite our early start that day and it being July 4th, we stood on the summit of Grays in clouds and snow showers. This being our first 14er, we were vastly unprepared for the situation in shorts with only a fleece and a couple of water bottles. I’m almost ashamed to admit how unprepared we were. But rather than push our luck, we left the summit of Grays and headed back to the TH.

The second attempt at Torrey’s was somewhat of a halfhearted attempt from Loveland Pass. On a hike to Grizzly Peak, I left early enough to leave a Torreys summit in the cards if possible, but an impending snow storm that had been gobbling up the mountain ranges to my west all morning sent me back to my car.

Read the rest here: Grays and Torreys

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