Ascent of Torreys Peak on 2016-08-19

Climber: Jeremy McKeon

Others in Party:Chris Rose
Date:Friday, August 19, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Torreys Peak
    Elevation:14267 ft / 4348 m

Ascent Trip Report

Descending from Grays Peak was not as loose of a trail as expected. Along the ridgeline it was a pretty defined trail with cairns to guide the way. Just before the col, we passed the the descent trail, and then began the ascent. It began relatively calmly but shortly began to have a some loose scree and a much steeper grade. After a slow climb with some stop and goes, I summited around 9:00 am, taking about an hour from Grays.

We descended the way we came after a relaxing, albeit chilly, break. We hit the col and then ascended a bit to the descent trail. This trail was a bit looser, less work and maintained than the trail up to Grays, but still not a bad class 2 trail at all. Once we met back up with the trail we assented with, it was smooth sailing down the long tail to the parking lot and campsites.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Colorado 2016

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Castle Peak2016-08-16 
2Grays Peak2016-08-19 
3Torreys Peak2016-08-19 

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