|Peak:||Mt. Democrat (14er)|
|Date of Information:||12/26/2013|
Road to Montgomery Res: Snowpacked/dry 2wd.
Platte Gulch/Wheeler Lake Road: wind drift over bootpack for at least a mile. Donned snowshoes a mile in and trenched along the road (thank the gazelle Furthermore - might do TR) past the Wheeler Lake turnoff, gaining Democrat‘s North Ridge via the prominent gully cutting just north of it.
N. Ridge: spicy, mostly class 3 with a bit of 4. Crampons/axe used. The notch was bypassed via a W/R dihedral. Most technical ridge bypasses were to the W/R.
Democrat to Cameron: windslab and talus. Windslab made for a quick descent; plenty of safe lines. Can stick to talus easily.
Cameron to Bross: Mostly bare. The usual crap.
Bross to Lincoln: Mostly bare, some bootpacked snow towards the summit. Signs look like people. Disheartening.
Descended Lincoln east via the ridge bordering Lincoln Amphitheater to the south. Got cliffed out and hit a bypass off the S. side, contouring around to Lincoln Falls and descended the left/W side. Crampons recommended. Descent route not recommended. Car shuttle to Kite would have been dandy.