Ascent of Torreys Peak on 2011-08-10

Climber: Eric Kassan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Torreys Peak
    Elevation:14267 ft / 4348 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
    Total Elevation Gain:3102 ft / 945 m
    Total Elevation Loss:635 ft / 192 m
    Round-Trip 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
    Gain on way in:3102 ft / 945 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3027 ft / 923 m; Extra: 75 ft / 22m
    Loss on way in:75 ft / 22 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Grays Peak trail/South ridge
    Start Trailhead:Grays Peak trailhead  11240 ft / 3425 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:560 ft / 170 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:South ridge
    End Trailhead:Grays-Torreys saddle  13707 ft / 4177 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2011 Grays Peak

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Torreys Peak2011-08-103102 ft / 945 m
2Grays Peak2011-08-10563 ft / 172 m
Total Trip Gain: 3665 ft / 1117 m    Total Trip Loss: 3665 ft / 1118 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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