|Peak:||Mt. Lindsey (14er)|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Information:||09/28/2013|
I went up to a little over 13,300' (maybe a third of the way up the first gully). There was snow on the entire route (at least 6 inches). There are some sketchy spots on the ridge between the saddle and the gully, mainly right before the gully.
I would recommend microspikes for some additional traction. I took my axe and used it to help with balance, but I don't think one would be able to arrest in the shallow, powdery snow.
My friend was able to summit but got a little off route and ran into some very dicey, snow-covered class 4 a couple hundred feet beneath the summit. He and two other guys who had ascended via the Northwest Ridge were able to descend the proper gully route, but told me it was pretty treacherous with the snow conditions. It's honestly probably not the best time to attempt either route. Might have to wait until late Spring for another try.