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ScottLindsey  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012


Kessler was supposed to sing in a church activity, but we both had colds and Kessler had a very sore throat. Rather than stay home and infect everyone (both at home and in public) we decided to break away and go spend some time climbing mountains. We only decided to go about 10 minutes before we left. Gear was quickly thrown in the car and we drove south before spending the night.

The next morning we went for a climb of Mt Lindsey. We made our way up the mountain as quickly as we good, but got sidetracked on a false trail below timberline. We found the error and the correct route and then made our way quickly to timberline. From timberline, it was obvious that much of the route was snow covered.

We hiked over to the couloir and then climbed it. It was pretty icy in places, so we had to be careful. We passed several people in the couloir while making our way up the mountain. We summited in 2 hours 45 minutes, which wasn’t too bad for hacking and coughing. We had some nice views, but it was hazy because of forest fires.

It was very windy on the climb up, but the summit was surprisingly calm. One lady on the summit had banged her leg up good when she slipped on the ice.

After a long lunch we headed back down the mountain via the icy couloir. I slipped a couple times and it was found that the walking stick I stashed on the way up was gone. I assume that someone was having trouble with the slippery conditions and took it. Anyway, I bruised and scraped my side in a short slip before reaching the saddle.

From the saddle, it was decided that we would climb Iron Nipple, but because my walking stick was gone and since I tend to get sore knees without it, we wouldn’t climb Huerfano Peak. We climbed Iron Nipple, which was more interesting than expected before heading back down the mountain and to the vehicle. After that we drove to the Walsenburg area to get ready for a climb of West Spanish Peak.
Posted Sep 19, 2012 4:14 pm

chicagotransplantNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2012


Northwest Ridge route with Jamie, Steve, Jim and Josh. This was Jamie's final 14er! Congrats Jamie!
Posted Sep 17, 2012 12:10 pm

theuglybearNorthwest Ridge > Crap Gully   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012


Love that ridge! I only wish it was longer. I had the summit to myself for the first half hour. Beautiful mountain.
Posted Aug 29, 2012 9:34 pm

pacojgarza1st of Fifteen peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2012


Summited Lindsey dead last via the standard route around 1 PM after a late start (10:10 AM) just coming into Colorado from Houston. Luckily there were no storms; great views all around. It was my first peak on my 13 day long Colorado trip.
Posted Aug 21, 2012 4:17 pm

Ken DammenNorth Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012

Ken Dammen

Climbed the standard route with buddy Dustin. This was a loose nasty climb up the gullys. Keep to the right on solid rock and wear a helmet like the others said. Beautiful hike up to the start of the gulley.
Posted Aug 15, 2012 9:54 pm

boisedocunderrated  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2012


I think this peak is underrated both difficulty and scenery wise. Upper Huerfano basin is a pretty cool place. I climbed up the ridge route which has good rock. I would say the crux is class 3 if you go toward the left. I took the gulley down which is loaded with dangerous loose rock
Posted Jul 22, 2012 11:49 pm

JohnnyCOGreat Morning Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2012


Well earned summit. Made it interesting with the dog but none the less made the summit. Beautiful river basin! Will be back for IN and Huerfano. No crowds(3 people) the day before 4th of July!!
Posted Jul 3, 2012 8:06 pm

Matt LemkeWith Huerfano  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012

Matt Lemke

Warm but windy morning and a fun NW ridge! Also included centennial Huerfano Peak
Posted Jun 2, 2012 4:51 pm

DerekFreedVia NW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009


NW Ridge to the summit (over NW Lindsey) and down the standard gully. Wish I had descended the same way, the ridge was much more enjoyable.
Posted Apr 3, 2012 3:51 pm

thatnissanguyNW Ridge
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2011


Came for the couloir, left with the NW Ridge. Can't say I regret it!
Posted Nov 1, 2011 12:00 am

Ted EliasonHuerfano is amazing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

Ted Eliason

Will have to come back for the Ormes Buttress. Screw Como Road.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 7:24 pm

Jeremy Hakesgreat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

Jeremy Hakes

Great peak.
Posted Sep 14, 2011 11:32 pm

vbeckman74Insta Clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006


Clouds came in faster than I've ever seen on a 14er. Climbed with Alex. We saw about 20 deer on the drive up.
Posted Aug 7, 2011 10:37 am

habaceebaN Ridge Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2011


My first trip to the Sangres. The crux has some serious exposure. I don't recommend this as a solo trip without rock-solid confidence. A helmet is a good idea more especially for the walk back down the gully route. I was lucky enough not to encounter anyone on the summit block, but did move some rocks in the gully. It gets pretty nasty.
Posted Jul 28, 2011 7:19 pm

belexesHuerfano River Valley/North Face Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011


I hiked Lindsey with a facebook friend, Allen. We camped out below the trailhead the night before. We started hiking around 5:30, reached the summit before 10AM, and arrived back at Lily Lake Trailhead just before 1PM. There was a fire burning in New Mexico or to the west of us. The views from the top were very hazy, and we could smell the smoke. Other than that, it was a fine day, sunny and breezy.
Posted Jul 17, 2011 5:50 pm

csmcgranahanBack in Business  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011


First big peak since recovering from an illness - felt great. I got an early start so I could summit Huerfano Peak and the Iron Nipple as well.
Posted Jul 10, 2011 12:55 am

I like it on topNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

I like it on top

Great day. Fun. Nice weather.
Posted Jul 10, 2011 12:36 am

argothorStandard route, sort of  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011


Took the standard route up to the point of the top of the gully, at which point I headed right to the ridge. Sure beat the loose rock of the remaining way of the standard route.
Posted Jul 4, 2011 11:41 pm

SenadRNice mountain!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2011


Beautiful range in Colorado, hopefuly i'll find more time this summer to do more climbing in this area. Mt. Lindesy is beautiful mountain, we climb standard route, snow in coulair was very soft but duable. Nice climb
Posted Jun 12, 2011 12:42 am

metalmountainNorthface Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2010


The gully is just as loose as everyone says it is, a helmet is a wise choice. If you stay towards the sides (right side predominately if I remember correctly) you can find a little more "solid" rock. Was made more difficult by ice and snow that had formed in some bad places. Take your time and pick your route carefully.
Posted Jun 8, 2011 1:49 pm

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