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Ascent of Mount Lindsey on 2008-09-25

Climber: Patrick Lilly

Others in Party:Trisha Conlon
Date:Thursday, September 25, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Lindsey
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14042 ft / 4280 m

Ascent Trip Report

Did this one with Trisha from the standard Huerfano River/Lily Lake trailhead. For the second time, we attempted the NW ridge route, but turned back just short of the crux headwall. We retreated, and descended the north face to pick up the couloir route. We exited the couloir 2/3 of the way up, at a small saddle, and made a direct scramble back to the ridge just NW of the false summit. From there, it was a fairly easy ridge walk over the false summit and on to the true summit. We took the full length of the couloir on the descent. The weather was gorgeous apart from a bit of breeze, and we were the only ones on the mountain that day. The register had been placed in July, and contained about 200 named, including Kirk Mallory. Fourteener #41 for me, #39 for Trisha.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3782 ft / 1152 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3782 ft / 1152 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Grade/Class:YDS4
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3682 ft / 1122 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3382 ft / 1031 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Loss on way in:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:NW ridge, north face couloir
    Start Trailhead:Huerfano River TH  10660 ft / 3249 m
    Time:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3482 ft / 1061 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3382 ft / 1031 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:north face couloir
    End Trailhead:Huerfano River TH  10660 ft / 3249 m
    Time:5 Hours 



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