Ascent to Mount Lindsey-3rd chute crossing on north face. on 2006-09-20

Climber: Richard Hensley

Others in Party:Chad Cameron
Steve Sprouse
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Point Reached:Mount Lindsey - 3rd chute crossing on north face.
    Elevation:13700 ft / 4175 m
    Remaining Elevation:342 ft / 105 m (8% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Late summer snow the week before left several inches of snow in the north facing chutes which had to be crossed. Snowtop melting and re-freezing left a glaze of ice on the very steep snow. Too dangerous to cross without ice axe or crampons. Snow and ice prevented climbing around the chutes. Retreated 300 feet below the summit ridge to hike another day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4540 ft / 1383 m
    Extra Gain:750 ft / 228 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.8 mi / 12.6 km
    Route:North Face II
    Trailhead:Huerfano River Trailhead  10660 ft / 3249 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble

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