In 1980 I made my first attempt at climbing to the Summit of Long's Peak.  Since then I have made an additional nine attempts.  Of the total of ten attempts, I have reached the summit six times.  The most recent being in the summer of 2007.  For most, the Keyhole Route is about 10 hours up and 8 hours down.  If you reach the top, you will want to stay at an hour or two.

Suggested Climbing Routes and Photos

Isabella Bird's Climb, October 1873
(how I mentally prepare for the climb)

Slide show of 2005 successful attempt
Long's Peak, RMNP, Colorado
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John and his step daughter Lezlie on the Summit of Long's Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, August 2007.