|Proposed route, start on the eastern ridge towards Mt. Edwards|
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Kelso Project
Last night as I was climbing Torreys, I was taken by the eastern ridge leading to Mt. Edwards and on to Grays/Torreys. It also appears to form a sort of hook towards Kelso Mountain. I'm unaware if this is a standard loop or if there is anyone who has done it or has beta on some of the trickier links (not that I've searched). Seems like a great project though for a number of reasons, but the traffic on Grays and Torreys is actually a plus in my mind as it could serve as an unofficial aid station if you needed to bum food or water. My guess is the route is somewhere in the 13-15 mile range, but a solid half to full day adventure depending on access to the ridge and what the scrambling is like in some sections I haven't checked out. I probably need to bounce the idea off some folks like JV or Homie if I run into them again as my mountaineering experience is limited.