Lion Head Winter Route Climber's Log

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JWild - Jan 31, 2019 10:31 am Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2019

Lion Head Winter Climb  Sucess!

Successful climb of the Lion Head Winter Route on Mt. Washington. Weather conditions were perfect for climb as the sun stayed behind the clouds and the winds were about 20-25 mph on the summit. Temperature was in the teens most of the day. Great route for a day climb to summit.


ishiffman120 - Jan 7, 2019 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2018

Mt. Washington - Liz and Isaac  Sucess!

Made it up on New Years Eve!


secander - Nov 24, 2014 12:11 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2014

Lion's Head  Sucess!

Went to summit via Lion's head. A fun affair with the wind and ice.


StoneWall - Feb 11, 2012 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2012

Great Day  Sucess!

Awesome weather with great views


Kristin5berry - Feb 27, 2011 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2011

wonderous  Sucess!

Great day with a storm surrounding. R/t under 5.5 hrs


Hotoven - Jan 4, 2011 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2010

Winter  Sucess!

Did a few times. Fun route.


nartreb - Feb 6, 2010 11:25 am

couple of times  Sucess!

Both trips included remarkable wildlife encounters:
A Lion Head Fox Tale

Frankenstein, the Lion Head, and Melvin


rasgoat - Jan 31, 2010 8:12 am Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2010

Yeah!  Sucess!

What a nice route! I loved the steep wooded section! gorgeous. Ice axe and crampons a neccesity. Glissading great too!

William Marler

William Marler - Jun 29, 2009 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2002

Lots of times  Sucess!

One of many. Fun winter route for those in the east.


Athos791 - Mar 29, 2009 3:56 pm Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2009

Fun..  Sucess!

We had more "winter" conditions rather than the spring conditions one would hope for.. Freezing rain, whiteout and wind. We made it to the top of the lions head before turning around. Very fun route, but it is really icy at this time, so take care on the steep sections.


woodsxc - Mar 2, 2009 1:12 am Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2009

I robbed the weather gods blind!  Sucess!

We had a beautiful day and perfect conditions. The views stretched on for miles and miles. This was my first "real" winter mountaineering trip and it was awesome. Is it easy? Well it's not technical, but that doesn't make it any less fun.

Patrick B

Patrick B - Feb 15, 2009 9:17 am Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2009

Failed Summit and Summit  Sucess!

The first day we got above the treeline and a girl got hypothermia. We went down and tried again the next day (without her) and made the summit in perfect conditions!

pat b


gcap - Oct 7, 2008 12:51 pm Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2006

whiteout-fun  Sucess!

turned back the day prior - over 100mph winds on summit. got to top next day in slightly better weather. great time - learned a lot about hydration, goggle fog, batteries, etc..


kpthomson - Aug 29, 2008 12:35 pm

On the way down

From all the climbs in Huntington in the about shin-bang!

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 19, 2008 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2008

Luge  Sucess!

The "luge" was alarmingly steep and crowded in places, though preferable to baking in a small room with a snoring stranger at the Joe Dodge Lodge the night before. I'm not sure I'll repeat this route.


friday - Apr 12, 2008 10:43 am Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2008

First winter climb on any mountain for me  Sucess!

Drove overnight from Michigan. Arrived at 3AM. Left Pinkham Notch 8AM. Met up with climbers from the Green Mountain Club of Vermont, who allowed me to tag along with them (many, many thanks from me to you guys). Foggy, but extremely warm for March, and absolutely no wind. Had a undercast at around 5500ft. Even though we were still immersed in fog, all members of our group got sunburned on our faces. Summit was cool, but not cold nor windy. Excellent first time winter summit experience.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Feb 15, 2008 9:18 pm

Winter  Sucess!

Don't remember exactly when ??


JonW - Nov 16, 2007 4:12 pm

Fun Day Hike  Sucess!

A few times in winter. Both as a single day and part of a loop including Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and Madison.

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Jun 28, 2007 2:38 am Date Climbed: Apr 1, 1979

Late winter  Sucess!

Approximate date. A first experience of "the Arctic look" for a later resident of Alaska.


climbxclimb - Apr 11, 2007 3:53 pm Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2004

Easy and fun  Sucess!

Just a winter hike...nevertheless fun...

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