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 Peak:  Mt. Lindsey (14er)
 Route:  North Face
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  Muldstar
 Date of Information:  05/04/2013
 Date Posted:  05/05/2013
 Report

We returned to Mt. Lindsey on Saturday for another attempt after being shut down several weeks ago by bad weather. At 4a, we departed from our truck, about 2 miles short of the trailhead. The snow patches on the road are melting fast, and on our way down we noticed a jeep had made it further up to about a mile short of the trailhead. Below treeline, there is plenty of snow, above treeline, not so much. The gully leading up the North Face is completely filled in with snow, and it was steeper and set up harder, especially toward the top narrow section, than we had expected. Crampons came in handy. At the small notch, instead of traversing up East over several wind-loaded gullies, we ascended directly to the summit ridge. The downclimb of this section was the most challenging and included mixture of rock and thin snow. The summit ridge is packed nicely with snow, making for a nice finish to the climb.

pic 1: Mt. Lindsey, upper mountain
pic 2: traverse from saddle to gully
pic 3: gully on North Face
pic 4: section directly above notch of North Face gully

Full report and more photos @ http://www.mountaindock.org/mt-lindsey-another-attempt/



Photos (click for slideshow):
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