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.
I never saw another person on the mountain, Lindsey was all mine!
Ascent: NW ridge, Descent: dropped down onto the face at the Lindsey summit/false summit saddle. Then, a mixture of traversing west while descending on class 3 rock and down a random NW facing gully in between the north couloir and standard route.
It's not that bad all around if you are careful about route finding and foot/hand placement.
To find the easy way up the crux, go right up the gut, start climbing just below a large protruding knob on your left and then angle upwards and left over the knob in a small gully. Only a few class 4 moves and you're up and out. Class 3 from there to the top of the false summit.
Wear a helmet, esp in the gullies! I was the only person on the mountain and still took a dinger on the head on my descent in the gullies. Glad I had mine on. A great day in an especially beautiful area.
Man, what a stunning hike. Had great views of clouds pouring off the face of Blanca almost all day. I was only 1 of 3 who made it up there one day. One guy happened to work with a friend of mine.
Kris and I climbed the North Couloir in great late season conditions. 1,600' of snow was well worth the extra effort to drop down from the saddle and traverse around to reach.
This was my second climb of Lindsey. We did the standard North Face with a bit of NW Ridge from Huerfano drainage. The night before a little critter (racoon?) worked hard trying to get in our cooler.
This was my first climb of Lindsey. We approached from the Huerfano drainage. We did a combination of North Face and NW Ridge to get to the top.
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.
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.