Headed for Huerfano and Iron Nipple after Lindsey. Made for the perfect long day.
From the Huerfano TH, I climbed Huerfanito, Iron Nipple, and ended at Huerfano Peak. Scoped the route the day before from the summit of Lindsey. Crazy weather that day, it looked like it was going to get sketchy, but it held out!
Not a soul in sight, the register was from 2003 and it was great to see some SP members had signed in. Did it with Iron Nipple.
Saw 20 + hikers on approach but no one on ridge to peak!
This was #72 of my goal of the top 100 Colorado Peaks.
Climbed with Lindsey and Iron Nipple.
climbed Huerfano after Lindsey and the Iron Nipple with a group of 14erworld members. A nice easy climb that can be done in an hour or so from the Lindsey/Iron Nipple saddle. Well worth the effort if you are into the 100 highest.
Climbed up after doing Lindsey's Northwest Ridge, which it was much easier than. Had to hurry down with weather moving in.
The NW ridge is SWEET! A nice Class 3 jaunt that recieves very little traffic.
What a difference a Centennial makes! Hordes of people on Lindsey were followed by a peaceful and serene experience on Huerfano. Great views of the "big boys" of the upper Huerfano basin. Definately worth the extra effort.