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 Peak:  Mt. Democrat (14er)
 Route:  North ridge
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  Monster5
 Date of Information:  12/26/2013
 Date Posted:  12/26/2013
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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.









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