Peak:  Unnamed 13500 (13er)
 Route:  Indy Pass
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  kwhit24
 Date of Info:  08/07/2022
 Date Posted:  08/08/2022

I got to Indy Pass at 5:15am and waited a little bit until it got a little lighter. There were only about 5 cars there at the time. The route up Pt 13,500 has a good trail most of the way and over to Twining wasn't any more difficult than class 2. It was still class 2 coming off Twining Pk to the saddle aside from one class 3 move towards the bottom. The route up Pt 13,545 had a little maneuvering and Class 2+ stuff with a little exposure in spots. Coming off Pt 13,545 had a few Class 3 area but I mostly tried staying close to the ridge. That was the most difficult part of the hike but Mav handled it with no help needed.

Once at the saddle you can see the trail down to Lost Man Lake which you follow for like 3/4 of a mile. Saw 7 mountain goats past the lake. Picked my way up to Pt 13,001 (Now 13,006 and no longer the lowest ranked 13er) with no issues then back to the saddle. The route up East and West Geissler Mtns were pretty straight and lead to some great views of the surrounding areas. To get back to the car I just contoured between 12,400 and 12,500 to avoid too much extra up and down on the rolling slopes.

(11.94 mi; 4,790' gain; 7:34:45 total time)

Start at TH 5:45am; PT 13,500 6:40am; Twining Peak 7:15am; PT 13,545 8:00am; PT 13,001 9:25am; East Geissler Mtn 10:45am; West Geissler Mtn 11:35am; Back to TH 1:20pm

Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) Early morning light#2) view of Twining and 13,545 from 13,500#3) Pt 13,545 from saddle off Twining#4) looking back at Twining Pk#5) Saddle with Geisslers in background#6) Lost Man Lake and Pt 13,001#7) mountain goats#8) West Geissler from East Geissler

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