Peak(s):  Grays Peak  -  14,270 feet
Torreys Peak  -  14,267 feet
Date Posted:  03/03/2008
Date Climbed:   03/01/2008
Author:  maverick_manley
 Grays / Torreys: Winter Ascents  

 Comments or Questions

Good Golly a Glissade!
02/05/2011 00:22
Finally some spring-like snow provides a safe glissade. Wish I'd have been there, but haven't been out in several weeks. You guys caught some nice weather these last two weekends. Lots of winter 14ers were summitted! Congratulations to Mav, Jamie, Jamie, Matt.


03/03/2008 21:20
Looks like fun, I‘m thinking about trying that on saturday if the weather cooperates... Couple questions: How was the terrain in the basin assuming you kept your distance from Kelso Mountain? A lot of deep snow? Willows? And where exactly is your glissade relative to the Grays/Torreys saddle?

Also, I think that your last picture is actually of Edwards and the two ridge bumps to the right of it.


03/03/2008 21:53
What a great day to be in the hills! Thanks for writing the report, Ramesh! Awesome pics too.


11/30/2010 17:28
Dayumn... I've to get used to a new name now? I wish my parents named me Jose instead... or Jack. Steve the elder, that was one helluva glissade... great snow conditions for that kind of thing. Steve the younger, snow was never too deep anywhere on the mountain. 2-3" snow had blown over older tracks and that was about it. No problems with willows either. Thanks for the edit...


what glissade?
11/30/2010 17:28
prakash, that was nothing compared to some of the glissades we'll hit in spring when things are safer. think 1500+ foot rippers

stevie junior- don't bother looking for it. i was watching it for a several hours from multiple angles to make sure we could run it safely. it was THE ONLY PATH in the area i would have glissaded that day. yes, the snow seemed solid enough overall but we weren't taking that chance in an exposed area closer to torreys with huge consequences looming.


Ridge runner

I‘m a little jealous
02/01/2011 00:24
Way to go guys! Wish I could have been out this past weekend climbing rather than doing homework. Looks like Saturday was a great day up there. Prakash, if you end up waiting until this summer for Capitol let me know, I‘d love to join you!


Steve the WHAT!!!!
11/30/2010 17:28
I don't care if it does take 2 1/2 stevevets689‘s to make a stevevets661, you may still not refer to me as "Steve the elder"!!


whoops, blooper...
03/04/2008 02:02
Sorry Sir . Got those snowshoe flotation tails in the mail today. Thanks... those‘ll come in handy with the spring slush.


Great Pics
03/04/2008 02:47
of a great day, finally, in winter. Prakash, I am probably available on the weekend of March 15th if you want to try Yale again or another winter 14er.Let me know.

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