Tag Archives: Stevens Gulch

Torreys Peak: An Adventure on the East Face

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As the search for good skiing becomes more and more desperate, short, bang for your buck lines close to home tend to become more and more appealing. After seeing late week photos of Torreys from Stevens Gulch, it was evident the recent storms had improved coverage/conditions tremendously. With this in mind, Torreys was an easy decision. Read more…

Three Peaks, Three Lines in the Grays Group

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With spring winding down and summer on the doorstep, it seems that any time now rock climbing and hiking should start to take priority over skiing. But this season has featured some incredible snow totals and it’s hard to not continue taking advantage of it. Brian expressed interest in hitting something close to Denver with good bang for the buck, so naturally it didn’t take long for the classic snow routes on Grays and Torreys to enter the conversation. Keep reading…

Yellow, White, n’ Blue: Some Fall Kelso Fun

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As our weekend sojourn in Vail to admire the changing aspens and snow-capped Gores came to a close, Anna-Lisa and I decided we weren’t ready to return to the city just yet. Our friend David (Zambo) expressed some interest in Kelso Ridge, it being a short scramble route and relatively close to Denver. This idea also appealed to Anna-Lisa as, prior to this weekend, she was the only person in Colorado who hadn’t climbed Grays and Torreys. Keep reading…

Torreys Peak: Kelso Ridge Winter Ascent

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After a disappointing last minute cancellation of some ambitious plans we had for the Elks, Ryan and I began searching for an alternative that would still serve to get us off the couch. In calendar winter it`s not uncommon for a last minute weather/CAIC forecast to prompt reevaluation the night before a trip, and unfortunately often times the “consolation” plan is much less interesting than the original. Keep reading…