– Lat/Long: 39.40° N 106.11° W

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Quandary Peak mountain guide

Quandary Peak Blue Morning photo

Quandary Peak

Photo credit: Joshua Roof

Quandary Peak photo

Quandary Peak

Photo credit: Barry Reime

  • Elevation: 4348 m
  • Difficulty: Walk up
  • Best months to climb: June, July, August, September
  • Convenient center: Breckenridge

Quandary Peak Climbing Notes

Zack Weaver from UNITED STATES writes:

First of all, really pleased to find this website with totally accurate forecasts. Made the decision to go based on it and wasn’t disappointed.

1/9/18: Very little snow as the ski resorts are lamenting.

Good hard pack below the tree line and icy in the steep switchbacks above the trailhead. Micro-spikes are ideal.

At and above the tree line as far up as the exposed south-facing east ridge snowshoes came in handy for knee-deep spindrift. Snowshoes (or crampons) totally worth it on the last ~800 vertical feet which is hard packed snow and some ice and quite steep.

Gusty wind. Definitely recommend trekking poles for stability. Otherwise a fun and beautiful moderate level 14’er. 4.5 hours round trip.

Use this site to plan for conditions! It was spot on.


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