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Ascent of Grays Peak on 1997-09-30

Climber: Patrick Lilly

Others in Party:Lance Hiromuchi
Date:Tuesday, September 30, 1997
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Grays Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14270 ft / 4349 m

Ascent Trip Report

I went back to repeat this peak (which I had climbed by itself five years earlier), so that I could finally bag Torreys Peak. I had had to bail on Torreys back in '92, because the wind in the afternoon made it too cold for my skinny little dog (and because it was getting late; I was, frankly, out of shape).
This time, I returned with my daughter's then boyfriend, Lance, a trained distance runner. We made it to the summit from the Stevens Gulch TH in barely two hours, a nice accomplishment, I thought. This time, the weather was calm and very warm, and we had no trouble traversing to Torreys in time for lunch. A great day.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3600 ft / 1097 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3040 ft / 927 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Std. Grays Peak trail
    Trailhead:Stevens Gulch TH  11230 ft / 3422 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:560 ft / 170 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Time Down:4 Hours 



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