Buying Gear?  Click Here
Buying gear? Please use these links to help 14ers.com:

More info...

Other ways to help...
Peak(s):  "Huerfano Pk"  -  13,828 feet
Iron Nipple - 13,500 feet
Post Date:  08/19/2013
Date Climbed:   08/06/2013
Posted By:  cftbq


 Day 2: A Centennial and extra credit   

TH: Upper Huerfano TH (aka Lily Lake TH)
RT: 7.9 mi.
Vert.: 3,630 ft.
Crew: cftbq, broncotw, James Jennings
After a night of rain and wind, we got another rather late start. The morning was calm but still gray, as we made our way up the standard Mt. Lindsey route to near timberline, where we were presented with the silhouette of "Huerfanito":
Image
We had to climb most of the way up Iron Nipple before we could see our real objective, "Huerfano Peak." From the summit, we could finally scope out our remaining route.
Image
Image
Image
Iron Nipple has nifty little knife edge just below the summit.
Image
After a rocky descent to the low point between the two peaks, it's just a gentle ridge walk.
Image
There's a nice view of Lindsey (would have been better with good light...)
Image
from "Huerfano's" summit
Image
The route back down offers a nice view of the valley north of Blanca and Ellingwood.
Image



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions
broncotw


Great Day!     08/21/2013 23:41
GREAT pictures Patrick!!!



   Using your forum id/password. Not registered? Click Here


Caution: The information contained in this report may not be accurate and should not be the only resource used in preparation for your climb. Failure to have the necessary experience, physical conditioning, supplies or equipment can result in injury or death. 14ers.com and the author(s) of this report provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided is accurate or reliable. By using the information provided, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless 14ers.com and the report author(s) with respect to any claims and demands against them, including any attorney fees and expenses. Please read the 14ers.com Safety and Disclaimer pages for more information.

© 2015 14ers.com®, 14ers Inc.