Torreys Peak (11)


Statistics

  • Date - 05/09/2014
  • Elevation - 14,267'
  • Route - Tuning Fork
  • Miles - 10.0
  • Elevation Gain - 4,500'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Kevin Smith

Description

Kevin and I got an early season snow climb in of the Tuning Fork on Torreys Peak.  This is probably the last desirable route I wanted to climb on this peak.  We started a few hundred feet from I-70 and made quick work of the approach to the base of the hike.  We knew the forecast was crummy and thought for sure we'd have a great opportunity to bail in the 50 mile per hour gusts that were predicted; however, it was not meant to be and we ended up reaching the summit after a fun and long snow climb.

Photos

Kevin and Torreys PeakSunriseLooking up the Tuning Fork.Looking down the Tuning Fork.Kicking StepsKevinTorreys PeakSummit PhotoKevin on the summit ridge.Kevin on the summit of Torreys Peak.Looking down the Tuning Fork.