Gloomy day, no visibility but happy to score these 2 in one day!
Was a fun route to go via the NW ridge. I hit the normal route(gully) on the descent. It was very loose, and not near as fun or safe(in my opinion) as the NW ridge. Great bluebird day up in the Sangres.
Short but fun 4th class on the ridge. Surprisingly "wild" for a CO 14er. Trip report
We started out a little bit late (10:30ish). The sky wasn't looking good but the weather report said only a slight chance of t-storms later in the evening. When we got into the drainage, it started snowing on us and then was off and on the whole way up to the summit. TNF Couloir was pretty icy with a decent amount of snow in it still (we brought and used ice axes). I summited around 3:15. My friend that was with me was having some bad AMS so he was going a little slower. I was waiting for him on the false summit and decided to run over to the true summit while I was waiting cause the weather looked as if it was going south. Signed the log and went back to wait only to hear him calling me to come down. It was a good call even though he was 150 below the false summit. He was feeling pretty bad plus another wave of the storm was coming. About 200ft below the summit thunder struck just above the ridge and it began to snow very very hard- white out conditions. It snowed and snowed the rest on the rest of the descent. It was a very snowy and icy ascent of my 11th and most epic 14'er ascent yet.
Very fun. One move around the left side of the crux wall was the most exposed move I've done unroped. But it was very solid.
Went up the standard gully route, I think I was 13. My little brothers backpack fell down the gully and I'm pretty sure it's still rolling.
Enjoyed beautiful, calm weather for the ascent. Once below the saddle, the clouds rolled in and it was a steady drizzle all the to the TH.
Fell into stream right at the start and filled my Goretex boot with icy water, changed socks and the wet ones immediately froze. Did not feel my toes for a few days, but reached the top. My dog accompanying me.
Awesome day - fun route
Went up to do the NW Ridge but couldn't pass up the N Face when I saw the great snow on it. Fun route with the snow. Also climbed Iron Nipple an Huerfano.
Lindsey will go down as my toughest winter summit yet, but that was due largely from the wind, my dehydration, and spending a few days de-acclimating in the Midwest the week of the climb. Took nearly 11 hours RT from a camp at 10800'. Plowed through a fair amount of fresh snow. The ridge was blown clean of fresh snow, but we had to go over the knife edge, which is not so easy in the wind! Rapped the headwall.
Started from Lily Lake TH. Climbed North Face route up and down the gully. It was loose with some hard snow, but not too bad. Then headed for Iron Nipple. Fun scramble, perfect weather, great views!
7/24/05 - Fun scramble up the NW Ridge. Got soaked on the way back to the TH.
3/8/09 - Overnight trip. Hiked in to camp and enjoyed a nice fire in the middle of a snow storm. Lots of wind and blowing snow on summit day. The NW ridge was fun, but spicy near the headwall. A rope came in handy.
Tried the ridge route about halfway up, but bailed and backed down to take the couloir. It didn't seem as dangerous as reports had suggested, although small patches of (hard) show made a few little sections dicey. Exited too soon, going climber's right at the little saddle, and did some exposed scrambling to the summit ridge. As difficult as advertised, very satisfying to get. 14er #41.
Really fun ridge scramble to 14k, with a little late summer grauple to spice it up! Barely class four if you take the easiest path up, but easy to make it harder if you don't! Descended via talus off the northeast ridge, following a north face variation described in Gerry Roach's guidebook, which took the dangers of down climbing the normal routes out of the equation. Another great day in the Sangre De Cristos!
Nearly perfect day to ascend Lindsey with great friends Alan and Patrick. Planned to go up NW Ridge and down North Face but decided to do the whole thing via the North Face. Not as bad as some write but then again there weren't that many people in the gully. Still wore a helmet just in case and enjoyed some fun moves around Class 2+/3 hiking. Worse part of the trip was Alan doing some "swimming" in the Huerfano River!!!
Did my first class 4 climbing on a great ridge. Descended the north face route, which was not as bad as many made it out to be. Had a great weekend in the Sangres with climbing partners Alan and Robert.
Climbed the ridge up and gully down - very loose gully
Fun little scramble.
A fun scramble up the NW ridge and descent down the gully....definitely loose, but not bad if you take your time. Then headed for Huerfano and Iron Nipple.