Peak:  Lizard Head (13er)
 Route:  SW chimney
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Monster5
 Date of Info:  03/04/2017
 Date Posted:  03/04/2017
Details

Good bootpack for a couple miles. After, 0.5-1.5 ft of breaking to the Lizard/cross saddle. Windblown with some icy spots up to the base of the route. Sustained 10-20 MPH wind. The new layer of 12+ inches isn't consolidated yet and there is a reactive few inch crust. The layer below is spring like.

First pitch mostly dry with some snow in the chimney. Traverse pitch has good consolidated snow and some rock. Summit pitch is pretty snowy but the crux move is relatively drive. Used crampons/tools and rock pro. Anchors in good condition.



Comments or Questions
kushrocks
User
Hell yes!
03/05/2017 11:27
Winter climb of Lizard Head?! Bad ass right there.


mountain_stoke
User
Wow!
03/06/2017 07:30
Nicely done


piper14er
User
too good
03/06/2017 14:40
way to go, hope to get up there in some nice summer weather sometime


Dad Mike
User
Get it
03/07/2017 15:51
Awesome Ryan. Hope you are going to write up a report on this. Would love to see some pics.



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