Torreys Peak via Kelso Ridge

Trip Date:Sep-07-2002
Trailhead Name:Stevens Gulch
Trailhead Elevation:11,230 Feet
Elevation Gain:3,040 Feet
Route Name:Kelso Ridge
Round Trip Length:7.0 Miles
Trip Duration:5h 15m
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Torreys Peak

Elevation:14,267 Feet Torreys Peak
Rank:11th of 54
Range:Front
The Stevens Gulch trailhead at 7am - Grand Central Station. Our first glimpse of Torreys about 1.5 miles into the hike. The saddle between Torreys and Kelso was our destination.
The Stevens Gulch trailhead at 7am - Grand Central Station. Our first glimpse of Torreys about 1.5 miles into the hike. The saddle between Torreys and Kelso was our destination.
A view up the Northeast (Kelso) Ridge we ascended. Bard Peak and Mount Parnassus, which lie north from the Bakersville exit on I-70. The Grays Peak trail switchbacks up near the Remarkables.
A view up the Northeast (Kelso) Ridge we ascended. Bard Peak and Mount Parnassus, which lie north from the Bakersville exit on I-70. The Grays Peak trail switchbacks up near the Remarkables.
A view of the last portion of the climb, including the summit pitch. Looking back on the Kelso Ridge and the Grays Trail (right). Mount Edwards (Elev. 13,850) and the Grays Peak trail wind up the gulch.
A view of the last portion of the climb, including the summit pitch. Looking back on the Kelso Ridge and the Grays Trail (right). Mount Edwards (Elev. 13,850) and the Grays Peak trail wind up the gulch.
The last crux of the climb, which requires some rock scrambling. Looking down on the Knife Ridge near the summit of Torreys Peak. Another view of the complete Knife with Jerry traversing the north portion.
The last crux of the climb, which requires some rock scrambling. Looking down on the Knife Ridge near the summit of Torreys Peak. Another view of the complete Knife with Jerry traversing the north portion.
Some of the many people who reached the summit of Torreys. Brian on top of Torreys Peak, his second time. Torreys Peak from the saddle. The Kelso Ridge is the ridgeline to the right.
Some of the many people who reached the summit of Torreys. Brian on top of Torreys Peak, his second time. Torreys Peak from the saddle. The Kelso Ridge is the ridgeline to the right.
A view into Stevens Gulch showing the winding Grays Peak trail.
A view into Stevens Gulch showing the winding Grays Peak trail.