Italian, Lambertson, UN 12830 & American Flag Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008
Started near the top of the pass between Italian Mtn and American Flag Mtn after 9 long miles of 4WD road (approached from Taylor Res side). Ascended Italian's east ridge, traversed to Lambertson & back (fun scrambling, but big loose stuff), continued on to 12830, and then finished up the day with American Flag Mountain. Yes there is a flag on American Flag Mtn and there is a 4WD road to the top (no I didn't use it).
Route Climbed: East Ridge Loop Date Climbed: October 18th, 2005
Italian turned out to be a great outing. We had perfect weather as well. We hiked up the day before and set up camp in a nice meadow at around noon. Jim slept the whole day like usual and i hiked around the area and took some photos. The next day we awoke to another perfect day and did the climb. Nice views up there.
Route Climbed: East Ridge-Loop Route Date Climbed: October 18, 2005
Climbed this one with Kane on a fantastic fall morning. This mountain was way better than expected in every way. A real nice looking mountain when seen from Lambertson that also provides some unique views of the "backside" of the Sawatch Range.