Peak(s):  Mt. Lindsey  -  14,042 feet
Date Posted:  07/02/2011
Date Climbed:   06/26/2011
Author:  slaggbottom

 NW Ridge up, Gulley down.  

Mt Lindsey has a lot of character, with a stream crossing, pretty cascades, scenic basin, a ridge to scramble on, and a gully to slog. Certainly an enjoyable peak, and fairly short and sweet (8.25 miles, 3500'). If you're comfortable with class 3, I'd recommend the NW ridge as a great intro to class 3+/4.

Fresh off a successful climb of Culebra and Red Mountain earlier in the day, Tom and I made the long drive from San Luis to Walsenburg, and on to the Huerfano/Lily-Lake Trailhead, for our 2nd 14er of the weekend. Turned out to be a windy but successful hike.

Full report here: (with lots of pics from the ridge)

Sample pics:

Full report here: (with lots of pics from the ridge)


 Comments or Questions

I agree!
07/03/2011 06:10
Mt. Lindsey has tons of character. I still consider it to be one of my favorite hikes thus far. It is one I would not mind repeating someday. It is also the only one of my hikes so far that was almost completly without wind....strange.


07/06/2011 20:52
I'm one of the hikers from Broomfield. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos!!

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