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GeorgeJamesNW Ridge - Roach Variation Descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008


Really fun ridge scramble to 14k, with a little late summer grauple to spice it up! Barely class four if you take the easiest path up, but easy to make it harder if you don't! Descended via talus off the northeast ridge, following a north face variation described in Gerry Roach's guidebook, which took the dangers of down climbing the normal routes out of the equation. Another great day in the Sangre De Cristos!
Posted Sep 16, 2008 12:39 am

rleclairNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008


Nearly perfect day to ascend Lindsey with great friends Alan and Patrick. Planned to go up NW Ridge and down North Face but decided to do the whole thing via the North Face. Not as bad as some write but then again there weren't that many people in the gully. Still wore a helmet just in case and enjoyed some fun moves around Class 2+/3 hiking. Worse part of the trip was Alan doing some "swimming" in the Huerfano River!!!
Posted Aug 17, 2008 1:25 am

shanrickvNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008


Did my first class 4 climbing on a great ridge. Descended the north face route, which was not as bad as many made it out to be. Had a great weekend in the Sangres with climbing partners Alan and Robert.
Posted Aug 10, 2008 6:56 pm

mattpierceGreat 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007
Climbed the ridge up and gully down - very loose gully
Posted Aug 8, 2008 4:01 pm

Mots010Northwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


Fun little scramble.
Posted Aug 7, 2008 2:25 pm

heather14NW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


A fun scramble up the NW ridge and descent down the gully....definitely loose, but not bad if you take your time. Then headed for Huerfano and Iron Nipple.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 4:54 pm

RMdaytripsgrlThe Total Package!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2008


I never saw another person on the mountain, Lindsey was all mine!

Ascent: NW ridge, Descent: dropped down onto the face at the Lindsey summit/false summit saddle. Then, a mixture of traversing west while descending on class 3 rock and down a random NW facing gully in between the north couloir and standard route.

It's not that bad all around if you are careful about route finding and foot/hand placement.

To find the easy way up the crux, go right up the gut, start climbing just below a large protruding knob on your left and then angle upwards and left over the knob in a small gully. Only a few class 4 moves and you're up and out. Class 3 from there to the top of the false summit.

Wear a helmet, esp in the gullies! I was the only person on the mountain and still took a dinger on the head on my descent in the gullies. Glad I had mine on. A great day in an especially beautiful area.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 10:59 pm

taw6644First One On top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2008


Man, what a stunning hike. Had great views of clouds pouring off the face of Blanca almost all day. I was only 1 of 3 who made it up there one day. One guy happened to work with a friend of mine.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 10:44 pm

Eric HolleNorth Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

Eric Holle

Kris and I climbed the North Couloir in great late season conditions. 1,600' of snow was well worth the extra effort to drop down from the saddle and traverse around to reach.
Posted Jun 30, 2008 12:11 am

MountainHikerCOCritter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1997


This was my second climb of Lindsey. We did the standard North Face with a bit of NW Ridge from Huerfano drainage. The night before a little critter (racoon?) worked hard trying to get in our cooler.
Posted Feb 20, 2008 10:17 pm

MountainHikerCONW ridge, N Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 1994


This was my first climb of Lindsey. We approached from the Huerfano drainage. We did a combination of North Face and NW Ridge to get to the top.
Posted Feb 20, 2008 10:15 pm

AltitudeSicknessNorth Face Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006


My son & did this fine mountain for his first 14er. My son, Spencer was 14 years of age and has wanted to climb for several years. He has been rock climbing for over five years but not ever been on a 14,000 foot mountain. I wanted to make sure he was prepared for this experience. We chose the North Face as our route. I was concerned for him, he used his rock climbing skills very well to meet the challenges we faced. We had a special experience being on the summit together. Seeing him meet this difficult experience with determination and courage made me very proud. Mt. Lindsay is a challenging climb, we enjoyed it very much.
Posted Nov 26, 2007 11:50 pm

spannring29NW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007


I headed over to Lindsey with some people I met the previous day on Culebra. We went up the NW ridge (fun) and came down the gully (brutal). A beautiful area with great views of the Blanca group.
Posted Oct 21, 2007 12:07 pm

km_donovanNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2007


Second trip up, was my 3rd 14'er 7 years ago. Much better the second time around! Good weather and only one other climber.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 10:19 pm

dr_gonzpretty  Sucess!


got my feet wet in the river. I wonder if there were places where you could cross without that problem. Got a little antsy to get about treeline....got off route and up into the boulders too early. but overall it was a great day. Rain was threatening while coming down.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 1:36 pm

myroneNW ridge from Lily Lake TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007


Started up at 5:10AM in the dark and headed up towards Blanca Peak before realizing I'd gone the wrong way. Anyway......corrected my wrong and summited at 11:30, back to the TH at 2:38PM, pretty peak with awesome wildlife and views. My 31st 14'er, sweet!!
Posted Aug 28, 2007 6:30 pm

jvossNorth Face Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007


Route finding at the top can be sketchy. Peak was covered in fog as we approached the summit and we ended up with a bit of a scramble. Toughest part of the day was the creek crossing which featured a dead doe up against the logs...
Posted Aug 6, 2007 6:18 pm

apierceoff route is scary!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007


A friend and I hiked in about a mile from the TH and set up camp at a gorgeous spot near a little run down cabin to the right of the trail. Climbed the wall on the NW ridge, which was a good rush. We did get off course a bit prior to that and then had to do a few terrifying moves to navigate around to the wall. I recommend following the route description closer than we did. Great summit views, of course!
Posted Jul 2, 2007 6:29 pm

chicagotransplantNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


Climbed the NW Ridge. Climbed the slot closest to the ridge crest at the headwall, only thought 1 or 2 moves were class 4 and the rest was 3. The exposure on the knife edge was fun. Climbed early enough to get the summit to myself.

Climbed "NW Lindsey", "Huerfano" and Iron Nipple as well.
Posted Jul 2, 2007 10:35 am

tjchinoNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2005


fun climb!
Posted Sep 11, 2006 7:55 pm

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