Peak(s):  Pikes Peak  -  14,110 feet
Date Posted:  08/22/2009
Date Climbed:   08/22/2009
Author:  HikerLance

 2nd 14er...Pikes Peak via Barr Trail  

Completed my 2nd 14er today…Pikes Peak. It was my wifes 1st. Here is a brief trip report.

We arrived at the TH at 5:35am and began the ascent. As the sun began to rise, I reached for my camera…but no memory card inside!!! No spare...whoops! The lower half was otherwise uneventful and we made Barr Camp in 2:22. A brief 15 minute break and we were off again. I had never been beyond Barr Camp, and Barr Trail really takes on character from there.

The continued vertical climb as the trail continues to become increasingly rough was great. What a beautiful hike above treeline. We made BCamp to summit in 2:47. Total time TH to summit was 5:24. The last 2 miles was pretty tough physically and mentally. The repeated switchbacks…argh!

Father-in-law picked us up at the top and brought me an SD card for my camera…thus a few summit shots are included.



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

 Comments or Questions

Peak via Barr trail
09/02/2009 19:55
Congrats, my wife and I made the summitt of pikes peak on 29 July. It was our first, I look forward to doing many more.

   Using your forum id/password. Not registered? Click Here

Caution: The information contained in this report may not be accurate and should not be the only resource used in preparation for your climb. Failure to have the necessary experience, physical conditioning, supplies or equipment can result in injury or death. and the author(s) of this report provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided is accurate or reliable. By using the information provided, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless and the report author(s) with respect to any claims and demands against them, including any attorney fees and expenses. Please read the Safety and Disclaimer pages for more information.

© 2017®, 14ers Inc.