Ascent of Torreys Peak on 2014-09-07
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Sunday, September 7, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Hi-Clearance Vehicle|
| Elevation:||14267 ft / 4348 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom the summit of Grays, I descended back down the north ridge to the saddle and climbed Torreys via the standard south ridge approach (class 1). As I began climbing, the weather began to threaten with dark clouds building over the mountain. Great views similar to Grays peak, and Mt. Evans and Mt. BierStadt were pointed out to me to the East.
I quickened the pace, hit the summit and spent ~5 min on top with another 20 people. As I was headed back down to the saddle, snow started falling lightly. Snowfall stopped by the time a made it to the main descent and during this section I got a bit off route and made it into a legitimate class 2 scramble.
I thought about tagging Kelso Mountain, but turned back as storms once again threatened. It began raining about 15 minutes later.
Fairly leisurely climbing day with lots of photo stops. Nearly the entirety of this hike is above treeline.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||710 ft / 215 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||3117 ft / 949 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||4.3 mi / 6.8 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Animal/Pet|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
| Gain on way in:||610 ft / 185 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 560 ft / 171 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m|
| Loss on way in:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Distance:||0.5 mi / 0.8 km|
| Route:||South Ridge |
| Start Trailhead:||Saddle between Grays and Torreys 13707 ft / 4177 m|
| Time:||23 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||3067 ft / 934 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 2967 ft / 904 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m|
| Gain on way out:||100 ft / 30 m|
| Distance:||3.8 mi / 6 km|
| Route:||South Ridge/ Grays Peak Trail|
| End Trailhead:||Grays Peak Trailhead 11300 ft / 3444 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 55 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Grays/Torreys (0 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3680 ft / 1121 m Total Trip Loss: 3677 ft / 1121 m
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