ElevationAscent: 19' 6 m
Descent: -1,894' -577 m
High: 14,219' 4,334 m
Low: 12,324' 3,756 m
GradeAvg Grade: 33% (18°)
Max Grade: 63% (32°)
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“A technical, Class 3 route up or down the northeast ridge of Torreys Peak along the saddle to Kelso Mountain.”— Zander Göpfert
That said, if you have time, trust your ability and/or have a helpful photo guide (see 14ers.com), and don't mind exposure, this can be a challenging/rewarding and less busy route.
In addition to exposure and route finding, the rock through this ridge can be loose and untrustworthy, so make sure to maintain three points of contact (when possible) and test the rocks before you put full weight on them. Ropes are not necessary. The Dead Dog Couloir is a popular, classic spring ski line.
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