Peak(s):  Torreys Peak  -  14,272 feet
Grays Peak  -  14,275 feet
Date Posted:  01/20/2014
Date Climbed:   01/20/2014
Author:  Kevin Baker
Additional Members:   annamigl
 Kelso Ridge Winter Ascent: Sometimes A Pic is Worth 1000 Words   

I hope Bill doesn't get mad at me for not writing an actual TR, but I thought the pics explain a lot about the current route conditions on Kelso Ridge. Message me if you wish to know more specifics about the route. For future reference, the snowpack in the South Platte drainage was 109% of average at the time of this climb and the Grizzly Peak Snotel station at 11K in the area had a snow depth of 44 inches. Compared to other TR's on Kelso Ridge, I would say the snow on the route was about average.

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Comments or Questions
01/21/2014 14:08
Great photos.

I do love myself
01/21/2014 14:31
a good montage. Two thumbs up!

Thanks for sharing!
01/21/2014 20:25
I might head up there tomorrow, thanks for the inspiration.

Gettin Mad
01/22/2014 01:12
IF you're worried about it, post it in the Conditions area of the site.....jeez. You're such a TR posting newb boob.

01/22/2014 03:20
I've always thought Torreys is a good looking mountain and the snow just makes it even better. Cool video Kevin!

01/23/2014 14:29

Shots of Grays
01/24/2014 15:49
Did you happen to get any good shots of the slopes of Grays? Wondering if there's anything skiable on it, and can't get to the vid at work >_<

Kevin Baker
01/24/2014 21:37
Greg, Grays is pretty wind scoured as of Mon, probably the driest I have seen it in my winter visits up there. There is enough snow to ski down by the saddle, but I wouldn't trust it right now. There's not enough snow for a ski descent from the summit right now.

Steve Climber
Nice work!
05/09/2014 12:26
Good montage and great climb

two lunches
So Beautiful
05/30/2014 19:56
Those shots are amazing!!!

04/02/2015 19:45
and some of us had to be at work

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