Peak(s):  Grays Peak  -  14,270 feet
Torreys Peak  -  14,267 feet
Grizzly Pk D  -  13,427 feet
"Cupid"  -  13,117 feet
Point 12,915 - 12915
Date Posted:  01/01/2013
Modified:  05/20/2015
Date Climbed:   12/29/2012
Author:  dillonsarnelli
Additional Members:   BenfromtheEast
 Grays and Torreys From Loveland Pass  

Grays and Torreys From Loveland Pass

Peaks: Point 12,915, Cupid Peak (13,117'), Grizzly Peak D (13,427'), Torreys Peak (14,267'), Grays Peak (14,270')
Date: December 29, 2012
Trailhead: Loveland Pass
Distance: 12 miles
Elevation Gain: 6,300 ft.
Participants: Ben Shulman, Dillon Sarnelli
Time: 11 hours

On Friday night Shulman sent me a texter that said "KC and Challenger?", to which I responded, "Grays and Torreys, it's closer?". Nine hours later he was shivering on my doorstep and we were moseying on over to Loveland Pass. At about 6:30 AM we exited the warm comforts of the jeep and headed for Point 12,915. This point is about a mile and 1,000 feet vertical from the pass and the remainder of the trek is along the Continental Divide. Keep Reading...

Grays and Torreys From Loveland Pass

Grays and Torreys From Loveland Pass

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 Comments or Questions

My very own shout out!
01/02/2013 04:35
It's not too often you see the sun rise and set from above 13K. That's pretty freakin cool. I was too busy taking photos at home with the Olympus Sarnelli 3000 (timestamp ON, of course) to make this one - although I'd probably still be up there somewhere. I ate some donuts and did a pushup (or two) instead.


01/02/2013 07:56
You seem to love these winter epics! Oh, and the Mile High Carolina is a sandwich, which you hopefully ordered. Along with the fried pickles.


01/02/2013 14:30
FANTASTIC photos! And nice work doing that beast of a route in winter in a day!


01/02/2013 15:08
Really nice pics on what looks like a pretty long and arduous day.


Look at yourself
01/02/2013 16:05
I've done as far as Grizzly D as a snow route, and that was exhausting enough. Kudos to you and Ben for adding both Grays and Torreys.

And wait, there's something called a Mile High Carolina? WHY HAS NO ONE TOLD ME THIS?


01/02/2013 20:00
I'm impressed. That's a long day! Good work guys, and nice write-up!


01/02/2013 20:01
Beautiful Sunrise! Looks like you guys had a blast.


Well done boys!!
01/02/2013 21:25
I was up Grizzly on Sunday, and stopped for BBQ in Idaho Springs as well.

Nice job on the hike that is a BEAST of a day!!


Even worse
01/03/2013 01:24
I only made it to Cupid. Excuse... -30F windchill at the pass. Great work guys and awesome sunrise/set photos!

Trainer Keri

01/03/2013 04:57
You guys are such studs....I'm in awe and speechless!!!!

Trainer Keri

01/03/2013 04:59
And I'd like it if I knew how lol


Long Slog
01/03/2013 17:22
This looks like a long walking slog - I don't suppose it's buried in enough to be skiable? Likely better in the spring.


thanks gang!
01/03/2013 17:41
DDD - 1st TR comment! Thanks boss. Ben may still be up there, so he probably got to see the sun rise and set from 13K all week! PS - Miles called. He wants to know if we can trade cameras. PSS - Rocky called. He wants Drago in 2013!.... ”some” donuts, eh?

Ben? - You home yet? I wrote a trip report. Ben?

Tyler - I gave Stacy a Mile High Carolina sandwich this morning.

Chris, Jay, Ameristrat & Nick - Thanks guys. Pictures are easy in CO. It was a LONG haul, a little more than we bargained for, but the weather was solid and we got an early start. If there had been more snow, I'd probably still be out there with Ben! Thanks for the comments.

Jeff - Thanks man. I only put 19 pictures in the TR. Look at myself. Stacy can tell you ALL about the Mile High Carolina sandwich.

Keith - nice work. It doesn't get much better than Smokin' Yards BBQ (and those boiled peanuts) after a long winter trek!

jmc5040 - Cupid with a -30 windchill gets you a trophy in my book! I'd still be in my bed.

Keri?!?! really? - haha, welcome to the forum!

* MtnHigh - not enough white stuff to ski back there yet. Maybe off the back side of Grizzly down the saddle.... For now it's mostly stay high, some postholing and aim for the rocks.


Fine feast after a fine climb
01/04/2013 15:56
Nice job on the day Dillon and nicer choice of post climb feasts. Smokin Yards is where its at!


I just regained feeling in my toes.
03/20/2013 00:34
Ahhh, what a winter this was. Repeating snowflakes on G&T was a great way to kick things off. Hopefully Dillon comes out of tax hibernation soon.


Good TR
10/17/2013 00:53
I'm doing this one way on Saturday. This was helpful. Thanks.


Good TR
10/17/2013 00:57
I'm doing this one way on Saturday. This was helpful. Thanks.

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