Mount Lincoln Climber's Log

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lloyd

lloyd - Jul 19, 2009 6:00 pm

Lincoln-Democrat  Sucess!

Lincoln and Democrat in a day. Tired feet. Found a pick-axe!

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jul 19, 2009 2:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009

The four  Sucess!

Did Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross from Kite Lake. Pretty crowed all around. Then we went and did Quandary afterward. Great day

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 8, 2009 4:28 am

from Kite's Lake  Sucess!

done together with Bross, Democrat, and Cameron.

Shaylee

Shaylee - Jul 5, 2009 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

Lincoln  Sucess!

I climbed the peak with my mom, dad and brother on July 4 2009. See the 2009 Trip Log for details.

Kessler

Kessler - Jul 5, 2009 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

Lincoln  Sucess!

I climbed the peak with my mom, dad and sister on July 4 2009. See the 2009 Trip Log for details.

Scott

Scott - Jul 5, 2009 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

Lincoln  Sucess!

Kimberly, Shaylee, Kimberly and I set off to climb Mount Democrat, Mount Cameron, and Mount Lincoln.

It was a rough night before and the evening of July 3 was very windy. The tent kept blowing down at Kite Lake which was above timberline. We had left our smaller low profile tents home because at the time we weren’t thinking of camping at Kite Lake and it was a last minute decision (and a not very good one). After several trial and error experiences keeping the tent from blowing away we finally got it anchored down good, but a big gust bent the poles and ripped the tent making it unusable. We spent a long night squished in the vehicles.

After waking up after a not-so-restful night we set off for the Cameron/Democrat Saddle. We climbed to the saddle and rested, making the trip in a fast (for a five year old) 1.5 hours. I let the kids decided if they wanted to climb Democrat or Lincoln first and they wanted to Lincoln first since it was the highest. We make the nice ridge over Cameron (which is only an “unofficial peak” because it doesn’t have enough rise over the connecting saddle to be a real peak) and over to Lincoln and reached the summit in about 3 hours from Kite Lake. It was still too early for lunch so we had a long snack.

It was somewhat cloudy to the west so we decided to forego Democrat and head down a secondary route near Mount Bross. We had at first planned to skip that summit (the opened section of the trail bypasses 100 feet below the summit), but I met a group of hikers returning from Mount Bross that explained that some of the owners of the mining claims were up there in vehicles (there is a private jeep road up there from the west side of Bross) and were granting hikers permission to summit the peak. I ran ahead to talk to them, but could see them heading back in their vehicles just before I reached the junction. We asked another of hikers if they had talked to the people in the vehicles and they said no. It was snowing lightly, but there was no sign or sound of thunder so we went over the summit of Bross and down the monotonous scree slope and back to Kite Lake. The round trip was a fast 5.5 hours Kite Lake to Kite Lake.

Lincoln was a nice climb and a pretty one, but my original thoughts on Bross remain (I had climbed the peak in February 2005). Bross is still a monotonous pile of scree with few redeeming traits. Lincoln was the highlight of the trip and other than the blown apart tent the night before, the climb was a good one.

Grampahawk

Grampahawk - Jul 5, 2009 10:25 am Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2009

Finally no rain  Sucess!

Bagged Democrat, Lincoln, Cameron, and Bross. We finally had a gorgeous day after 4 days of rain.

noahs213

noahs213 - Jun 29, 2009 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2009

One of my favorite summits.  Sucess!

Climbed all 4 summits. Overall easy climbs except the fact I got sick. There all very fun!

slowpoke

slowpoke - Jun 28, 2009 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

3rd in Kite Lake Loop  Sucess!

Hiked with Democrat, Cameron and Bross

SteveMarr

SteveMarr - Jun 6, 2009 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 1997

Lincoln-Bross  Sucess!

Linked Lincoln and Bross.

mattpayne11

mattpayne11 - Apr 27, 2009 12:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 1986

Lincoln-Democrat-Bross  Sucess!

I remember being very proud of being on the 8th highest mountain at such a young age. Good times.

JB99

JB99 - Mar 31, 2009 8:31 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2008

The best of the bunch  Sucess!

The most interesting of a dreary bunch.

farrisgl

farrisgl - Mar 4, 2009 1:27 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1987

Lincoln, Cameron, Democrat, Bross in a day.  Sucess!

Hiked the 4 peaks an a really clear Colorado day. Nice day outing.

skyward22

skyward22 - Feb 19, 2009 4:17 am Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2009

first winter 14er  Sucess!

My first winter 14er. Joe and I started with the 2-3 pitch Lincoln Falls just to make our route technical. Then found a line that somewhat resembled the normal route up to a snowfield, a ridge, and then the summit. 3 hours from the top of Lincoln Falls to the summit. Rappelled the falls in the dark!

Kiefer

Kiefer - Feb 2, 2009 3:29 am Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2009

Via Bross  Sucess!

The wind roared on Lincoln!!! But found a nice sheltered alcove to have a quiet lunch. Once we were back on the trail heading to Bross, the winds died down again. Weird.

gbrady

gbrady - Dec 7, 2008 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008

Easy 14 er

If climb the rest of the decalibron you have to climb this peak.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Nov 22, 2008 1:44 am Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2008

Decalibron  Sucess!

Surprisingly short distance from Cameron--I think it took me 20 minutes between the two.

heather14

heather14 - Sep 14, 2008 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

Decalibron  Sucess!

Felt like February.....postholing in snow to my knees and extremely strong winds.

Aspen

Aspen - Aug 28, 2008 3:16 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2008

Against the Wind  Sucess!

I started late & was the last to leave the Trailhead. I summited Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross (shhhh!) despite the strong wind. Putting 20 lbs. of rocks inside my backpack helped since I'm only 119 lbs.

Knight

Pivvay

Pivvay - Aug 21, 2008 10:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2007

Nice view  Sucess!

Happy 3rd wedding anniversary to Chris and Marni on the DeCaliBron. Rainy weather on and off all day but never any thunderstorms. Agree with everyone that this is the best of the 4.

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