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 Peak(s):  Mt. Lindsey  -  14,042 feet
"Northwest Lindsey"  -  14,020 feet
 Post Date:  09/12/2010 Modified: 09/13/2010
 Date Climbed:   08/28/2010
 Posted By:  jesse

 The Ridge!   

Years ago I climbed Mt Lindsey Via the standard gully and swore I'd never climb up it again. Angela and I we're looking for a good scramble we decided to give the Ridge a go, we arrived at the trailhead at 10:30 made camp and passed out. Awake at 4am we made it to treeline just as the sun was rising.
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Sunrise just above treeline

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Morning Deer

we crossed the basin at 6:45 am cool hiking with just a bit of wind.
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Blanca peak in the morning's glow as you climb the massif claws at the sky!
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Morning wisps over Little Bear and Blanca

Taken from above the saddle the ridge finnaly comes into view.
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Leading up to the ridge

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The full ridge in view

We hiked a bit below the edge on the trail and after this pic we climbed up to the ridge
on the perfect 2+ rock.
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Start of the ridge

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The crux wall looks very imposing

As the scrambling started we were both very excited, the ridge reaches toward the crux wa nicely.
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However we stayed on the ridge proper almost the whole way to that wall and had to downclimb back a little to avoid the sharp points. There are a few very exposed 4+ moves to stay on the ridge the whole way.
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Angela cutting below the sharp ridge points

From afar the wall looks very mean

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Heres the Crux

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Just over the chimmney

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Above the Crux

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Rawr

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Top part of the gully

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Lower half of the standard gully

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Like Super Mario Bros!



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  • Comments or Questions (1)
nfire


looks like fun!     2010-09-12 15:19:37
i also hated that standard gully. spooked me a good bit, i thought it would be easy after climbing crestone peak the week before but instead it was terrible! did you feel like you definitely needed ropes on this ridge route?



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