Ascent of Grays Peak on 2014-08-02

Climber: Marshall Stewart

Date:Saturday, August 2, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Grays Peak
    Elevation:14270 ft / 4349 m

Ascent Trip Report

It was a beautiful day to climb, and it showed with the amount of people on the trails. I did Torreys first and then Grays. The road to the top parking lot was really bad. 4x4 and high clearance is needed to progress up the road. The road is steep and narrow. Many cars attempted the road and got stuck having to back down the road. It was very chaotic with the amount of people climbing today. Cars trying to back down with many more trying to head up the narrow and steep road caused lots of delayed starts and much frustration.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Classic to Torreys, then across to Grays
    Start Trailhead:Grays TH  
    Time:4 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:Grays TH  
Ascent Part of Trip: Torrey's & Grey

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Torreys Peak2014-08-02 
2Grays Peak2014-08-02 

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