Peak(s):  Torreys Peak  -  14,267 feet
Date Posted:  06/14/2016
Date Climbed:   04/25/2016
Author:  dillonsarnelli
Additional Members:   MatB
 An Ohio State Alum and a Penn State Alum Walk Into a Bar - Kelso Ridge   

An Ohio State Alum and a Penn State Alum Walk Into a Bar - Kelso Ridge

Normally I try to stick to 2 criteria when writing a trip report: 1) Write about a peak that isn't well traveled, and 2) if possible, try to keep it timely. Well, I guess I'm throwing protocol out the window on this one.

That said, if you're still here, thanks for reading and at the very least you'll like the pictures!

Mat and I scrambled up Kelso Ridge on Torreys at the end of April as a snow climb. It was a great day out in the hills on a new route for both of us and the first of 5 or so mountain outings we'd do this spring.

I'll preface this TR by saying that as an accountant, tax season gave me a good ass kicking this year. I had a few more outings this winter than the norm, but in all reality, my last big day out was in January on KC with Natalie. I wouldn't call Kelso Ridge a big day, but it sure was a fun day, an excellent mountain therapy session with a great partner, and an outing that helped me quickly remember why we do what we do out here. Keep reading...

Peak: Torreys Peak (14,267')
Route: Kelso Ridge
Date: April 25, 2016
Trailhead: Bakerville exit off I-70 (9,800')
Distance: 12.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 4,500 ft.
Participants: Mat Ballay, Dillon Sarnelli

An Ohio State Alum and a Penn State Alum Walk Into a Bar - Kelso Ridge

An Ohio State Alum and a Penn State Alum Walk Into a Bar - Kelso Ridge

Comments or Questions

Don't Lie To Us
06/14/2016 08:30
You know you like Creed too. I'm just envisioning you rocking out to 'With Arms Wide Open' on your solo descent.

Haha, but I'm also glad you didn't stow away this TR. With all the outings you've been getting recently, don't forget to keep the documenting comin. The pictures are too good!

Nice work on a good day buddy!


06/14/2016 10:16
You know you climbed the smaller of the two peaks, right? Must be a Penn State thing. Now how do I get this song out of my head?


06/14/2016 14:44
Zambo - Arms wide open, there ya go, haha. I think we'd all agree that Creed is better than Blyth's Tina Turner vs. Bob Marley techno remix any day of the week man!

Ben - remember that time we trekked to Grays over Cupid over Griz over Torreys from Loveland Pass... in Winter...and then turned around and repeated it backwards. Are you still out there on Loveland Pass?


I do like the pictures!
06/14/2016 15:18
and I have the same skis as your buddy Mat.


speaking of criteria...
06/14/2016 16:07
jeeze man, couldn't you at least wait til July before putting up snow-eye-candy photos like that? This is just cruel.

Seriously though - great photos!


What they said...
06/14/2016 18:00
The pics are out of this world...


06/15/2016 08:23
Natalie - I hope you don't have the same bindings!

Alexey - haha, it does look good doesn't it. My sincere apologies.

Jay - you the man!


Nice Report Dilly!
06/15/2016 14:19


Fun day
06/15/2016 19:05
So many things taken out of context and a few inside jokes snuck in there. Entertaining write up Dillon, nice work!


Those are both great schools
06/19/2016 11:12
But not as great as my beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers . Great pictures Dillon!

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