Mount Lindsey Climber's Log

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AltitudeSickness - Nov 26, 2007 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006

North Face Couloir  Sucess!

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.


spannring29 - Oct 21, 2007 12:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

NW ridge  Sucess!

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.


km_donovan - Sep 5, 2007 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2007

North Face  Sucess!

Second trip up, was my 3rd 14'er 7 years ago. Much better the second time around! Good weather and only one other climber.


dr_gonz - Sep 5, 2007 1:36 pm

pretty  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 off route and up into the boulders too early. but overall it was a great day. Rain was threatening while coming down.


myrone - Aug 28, 2007 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

NW ridge from Lily Lake TH  Sucess!

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!!


jvoss - Aug 6, 2007 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007

North Face Route  Sucess!

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...


apierce - Jul 2, 2007 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

off route is scary!  Sucess!

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!


chicagotransplant - Jul 2, 2007 10:35 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

NW Ridge  Sucess!

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.


tjchino - Sep 11, 2006 7:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2005

NW Ridge  Sucess!

fun climb!


Natasha - Sep 5, 2006 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

NW Ridge vs the Gully  Sucess!

Weather: Ideal, Climbing partners: John and Sarah

Ascended NW ridge route and tried to find a class 3 rte on the left side of the crux, big mistake. Ended up panicked and very "stuck" in a crevice. Had to back track and climb straight over the top of the crux, MUCH better.

Descended via the fairly crowded gully. Didn't find it to be as bad as all the stories. It is loose, but we were able to find quite a bit of planted rock on the sides. Glad we wore helmets.

That being said, I was glad we ascended the ridge, far more exhilerating! If you hate exposure and don't want to venture onto class 4 rock, then stick to the gully.

Saw a family with 3 girls (7, 9, and 11) in the gully. Although it was great that they were up there, I was saddened that none of them had helmets...I'm kicking myself for not saying something.


seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 7:08 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 1999

Huerfano is cool  Sucess!

Very cool!


ktiffany22 - Jul 5, 2006 4:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

Hiking for Dummies 101  Sucess!

:-) It turned out to be a beautiful day to tag my 31st official 14er.... though you might think it was my first! We tried the class 3 ridge route, "freaked out" at the class 4 crux wall, tried traversing to the left of the wall and up.... and ended up going back down to the gully and climbing it (we "wasted 1.5 hours doing this). Bagged it though and had a blast!


roozers42 - Jun 25, 2006 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

Route Climbed: NW Ridge (ascent) North Face (descent)  Sucess!

Went on to "Huerfanito" - windless, sunny, warm weather. Amazing!

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Jun 11, 2006 1:57 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

NW Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed NW Ridge, descended infamous scree gully (normal route). Not as bad as all the hype, but probably because there is still a fair amount of snow in it. Went on to summit Huerfano and the Iron Nipple. Windy!

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - May 22, 2006 3:09 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

Summit Ski Descent  Sucess!

Trip Report

royswkr - May 10, 2006 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2001

9 Hour Hike  Sucess!

Usual route, car radio out of order and didn't find out what else had happened until we got home, hence saw it all at once instead of waiting for the other shoe to drop.


ClearSkiesAhead - May 8, 2006 9:12 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2006

Up the Northwest Ridge  Sucess!

The summit pyramid is a lot more intimidating than I expected when I crested the ridge. Enjoyed this one immensely!!


Kiefer - Jan 21, 2006 12:27 pm

Route Climbed: Northern couloir Date Climbed: July 6, 2005  Sucess!

climbed up the couloir and came down via the NW ridge. DEFINTELY reccommend the ridge! I had this mountain all by myself ALL DAY. Kind of a slow trog up though.

Some people were acting suspicious when I arrived at the trailhead so I took a few more things with me that I wouldn't ordinarily have taken and hid everything else out of sight. Don't leave things in plain sight in your vehicle at trailheads! Things were fine when I got back though.

Saw a small heard of deer and a mine further up the basin towards Blanca that wasn't on my map! Cool!

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Aug 28, 2005 10:51 pm

Route Climbed: Northern Couloir Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

This route is not the "North Couloir" in Roach's book. However, there is some great class 3 Sangre scrambling up it. This couloir is not a common route, but it does lead to the false summit of Lindsey.

kara husmann - Aug 25, 2005 6:32 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: August 24, 2005  Sucess!

My husband and I climbed Mount Lindsey to celebrate our 3rd anniversary. It was an amazing trip leaving our 5 month twin girls with their grandparents. We stayed in westcliffe the night before. We woke up at 3:50 and headed for Huerfano trail head. We started climbing around 5:45. Once we crossed the stream the climbing began. Once we hit the saddle between Iron Nipple and Mt. Lindsey at 7:45 we saw the northwest ridge. WOW!!! It was great solid rock and the climbing was fun. I had my husband belay me over the one class 4 section. What a beautiful summit. We downclimbed the northface. It was better than I thought it would be. We had perfect weather all day. We were back in denver by 5pm!!!! What a great day!!!! Happy trails!

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