Ascent of Grays Peak on 2011-08-10

Climber: Eric Kassan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Grays Peak
    Elevation:14270 ft / 4349 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road to the Grays Peak trailhead was "repaired" in 2010, but as of mid-August 2011, it is already questionable for standard cars (mine made it, but others had said it was impossible).

The trail, however, is in great shape, and very popular- I went on a weekday, and by 8 AM the trailhead parking lot (maybe 50 vehicles) was full. The trail goes from the trailhead to Grays Peak, the trailhead to Torreys Peak, and between the peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:563 ft / 172 m
    Elevation Loss:3030 ft / 924 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:563 ft / 172 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:North ridge
    Trailhead:Grays-Torreys saddle  13707 ft / 4177 m
    Time Up:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3030 ft / 924 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Grays peak trail
    Trailhead:Grays Peak trailhead  11240 ft / 3425 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2011 Grays Peak

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Torreys Peak2011-08-10
2Grays Peak2011-08-10
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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