Peak(s):  Greyrock Mountain - 7,613 feet
Aiguille du Greyrock - 7,456 feet
North Greyrock - 7,681 feet
PT 6,712' - 6,712 feet
Post Date:  02/11/2013
Modified:  02/20/2014
Date Climbed:   02/09/2013
Posted By:  Brian C
Additional Members:   mike offerman

 Faces of Fire  

Greyrock Mountain via the Weenie Route (5.0)

Aiguille du Greyrock

North Greyrock

PT 6,712'

February 9, 2013
Trail-less leader: Mike Offerman

A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.
- Dante Alighieri

Lion and deer prints. Who is stalking who??


Many more photos HERE.


  • Comments or Questions

Nice pics!
02/12/2013 03:41
Thanks for posting. Quite different than the last time I was there, but spectacular in its own, different way now.

I like the 8th picture - are those pine cones?


Very unique photos!
02/12/2013 06:05
Way cool pics of the fire damage from last summer. I've been meaning to hike Greyrock since July of 2011 but still haven't gotten around to it since I started the 14ers right after.

Jesse M

02/12/2013 14:29
Thanks for posting, I have been wondering what Greyrock was looking like after the fire last summer, that was one of my favorite places to escape to during my college days. I always found some fun scrambles on Greyrock, never knew there was an actual route called the ”Weenie Route”, looks like I should go back, maybe try your loop, this would make a great get into shape early spring hike.


Fantasic pics
02/12/2013 15:16
And the ones on your link are VERY worth the time to view. I especially like the rusted stuff you came across. I'm kinda curious what it was...


02/12/2013 16:17
A different kind of report. Liked the format.

That fire still bums me out... : (


02/12/2013 18:29
Since when are you a photographer? New camera? Nice


Any roasted weenies at the top?
02/12/2013 21:31
Great stuff, that's a nice diagram of the route, I've been intrigued with it on SP but was a bit intimidated to look for it. This'll help, thanks!

Ridge runner

Weenie Route
02/13/2013 04:00
So that's the Weenie Route! Looks like I stayed too far to the left after hitting the tree in the gulley. Good to know where I went off-route.

Nice job in capturing what it looks like up there. Sad to see, but nature finds a way to recover. Looks very dry... did you encounter any ice along the trail?

Brian C

Thanks for the comments everyone!
02/13/2013 13:23
It was amazing to see the difference up there.

Runner - There was one shaded spot on the standard trail before the meadow that was a icy. Other than that it was dry.


Weenie route
02/14/2013 03:47
Actually, the photo doesn't show the Weenie route. The Weenie route goes up the southwest
corner of Greyrock. It would be a little north of the left hand skyline in the
picture. The route was named by Dan Gayton who led CMC trips up the route starting
in the early 1990's, and then roasted hot dogs for everyone near the summit.

The photo might be showing the companion Beanie route, which does stay on the south
side. Dan would sometimes bring canned beans as a side dish for the hot dogs, hence
the name of the route.

Brian C

Weenie - Beanie Route
02/14/2013 04:44
Dave - Thanks for the info. Never even heard of the ”Beanie Route”! This is what I've always thought was the weenie route as it does start on the southwest corner. So the true route starts further to the west? Do you happen to have a photo? I'd love to see it! This is a photo we took from Aiguille...

Somewhere more on this face (west face)? Fun scrambling abounds up there regardless I suppose. I'll have to go back up there and scope out other options.

PS- summitpost also has it labeled wrong too then. Out route lines up
with their described ”weenie route” to a tee. Gotta find the real one

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