Geissler Mountain East Climber's Log

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indianabob - Apr 12, 2017 8:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

Aclimitization Hike  Sucess!

We climbed from Lost Man Pass while prepping for the 4 Pass Loop. Beautiful day. Just beat the lightning getting back to the car. Fabulous day!


SenadR - Oct 17, 2016 11:37 am Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2016

East and West  Sucess!

East and West


nader - Aug 15, 2015 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2015

Geissler Mountain East  Sucess!

The large volume of snow made it more dramatic.


theREALCarpeDM - Jun 29, 2015 1:17 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015

Snowy, wet, muddy  Sucess!

I called an audible on this one today. It turned out to be a nice outing despite the mix of snow coverage, melt-off, and the resulting mud. Route: up the trail to Linkins Lake; headed north from there across the bench and toward the saddle between the two peaks; went up snow, rock, and loose dirt directly to the summit of West; then down the NE ridge to the saddle and up again to East.


BLong - May 25, 2014 6:35 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2014

Summit Ski  Sucess!

This peak is a classic summit ski once Independence Pass opens.


ajberry - Oct 27, 2012 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2012

Frequently...  Sucess!

Traverse of all three Geissler tops: up via Linkins Lk, and down the Lost Man Loop trail. Most recently with Katie, 15. Favourite short but ridge-y route in the area.


SarahThompson - Oct 15, 2012 12:15 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2008

Both summits  Sucess!

Nice half day outing.


Kristin5berry - Oct 7, 2011 9:52 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2011

great  Sucess!

fall hike

Diapensia - Sep 6, 2011 1:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2011

Loop from Linkins Lake  Sucess!

Went up from Linkins Lake. Spectacular wildflowers up from the lake. Went over the 13186 peak to the main west peak at 13301. It was getting late and weather was brewing so we skipped East Pk and went straight down to Independence Lake. Got back to the car as the hail started.


displacedchzhead - Jul 23, 2011 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

West summit  Sucess!

Hiked up to W summit with my son to acclimate for Mt Elbert. Most of the area was still covered in snow. When we got near Independence L, decided to head straight for the saddle, then up to the top. Clouds looked ominous, so we didn't stay long, and didn't try E Geissler. Great views in every direction, and didn't see a soul til we got back to the car.

Wiktoria Plawska

Wiktoria Plawska - Jul 10, 2011 8:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

West Ridge  Sucess!

Lots of snow for this time of the year, gaiters and crampons helped in steep parts off-trail.


chicagotransplant - Aug 4, 2008 9:57 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

Geisslers w/ 13001  Sucess!

1st: 8/3/08 Solo climb, started at the upper trailhead for the Lost Man loop and headed to the saddle between the peaks. Then up the West peak, traversed to the East peak and descended to "Lost Man Pass", some easy 3rd class if you stay on the ridges. From there I traversed high to get to the PT 13001 saddle and up the ridge. This ridge has 2 major steps, but you can avoid them on grassy ledges/gullies on the left to keep the route class 2+. It started to rain at 11.45am, right when I got back to the car, perfect timing I guess.
2nd: 6/18/17 Ski descent with Rachael, was holding snow pretty well, summit was melted but able to ski just below the summit to about 11,800.


ColoradoScott - Aug 3, 2008 12:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Geissler Loop  Sucess!

My dog Savannah and I climbed to Lost Man Pass (Great trail to the top) and the to Geissler East by the East Ridge. Our descent took us down the west ridge to the saddle with West Geissler. Because she was with me we had to avoid some of the rock steps on the descent by staying slight below the left side of the ridge. Climbing the SW ridge direct would probably make for a fine Class 3 or Class 2+ route. At the saddle there was still the remains of last year's cornice (no axe neede though). As we started to climb up the steeper NE ridge of West Geissler, the clouds that had been building started to rain. We turned around about 100' above the saddle as I didn't want to get caught on steep wet granite. The shower really started in about ten minutes later and from the saddle we did the high tundra bench traverse over to Linkins Lake. The area just above Linkins have one of the most beautiful displays of wildflowers I have ever seen. No camera though.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - May 29, 2007 10:56 pm

Route Climbed: West ridge Date Climbed: May 26, 2007  Sucess!

Climbed the East and West summits with my buddy Wilson. Beautiful day for a nice hike, both ridges from the saddle were fun! Great glissade. We should have been skiing like the other 15-20 people who were up in the Roaring Fork basin cruising around.


Hobbesgirl - Oct 21, 2005 1:27 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: August 9, 2003  Sucess!

A very nice day to climb!


miztflip - Sep 27, 2005 9:09 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 25 September, 2004  Sucess!

I hiked to Lost Man pass and then up the East Ridge of East Geissler. I continued down its West Ridge to the East Ridge of West Geissler and to its summit. The West summit is also a ranked 13er and see very few ascents. The summit register was placed there over 2.5 years ago and contains only about 21 names.

Great views of the surrounding area and fun climbing on very stable rock.


Gareth - Apr 1, 2004 10:57 pm

Route Climbed: East ridge Date Climbed: August 9, 2003  Sucess!

Nice day to bag a peak. Nice view all around.

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