Geissler Mountain West  
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Route: Indy Pass
Posted On: 2022-08-08, By: kwhit24
Info: 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 
Route: Loop from Independence Pass
Posted On: 2021-06-18, By: angry
Info: UN13,500 > Twining > UN13,545 > East Geissler > West Geissler. Summer conditions and any remaining snow patches are avoidable or of no consequence. No summit register. 
Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2020-09-13, By: Flyingfish
Info: Dry on the way up. Dropping into the basin is very slushy snow. No deeper than 5" 
Route: Northeast Ridge
Posted On: 2019-09-26, By: supranihilest
Info: Less steep than Geissler East but with crappier rock. There's more scree and overall loose stuff on this ridge. Where the Class 2+ moves are your feet are usually on shifting scree and hands are on friable, orange rock. The ridge isn't terrible but requires a bit more attention than Geissler East. 
Route: Independence Lake Trail
Posted On: 2017-07-02, By: habaceeba
Info: With East Geissler, UN13,545, and Twining Peak. The valley is very soggy with water running down the trail. Even when you turn offtrail and head up to the saddle between the Geisslers one has to maneuver around marshes and bogs. Most snow can be avoided but I chose to use some of it as it supported me. The saddle has a remnant of a cornice but there is a notch in the snow to pass through. Class 2+ to an interesting, sharp summit with a long drop to the NE and a 40' drop to the SW. 
Route: East Face, NE ridge
Posted On: 2015-06-29, By: CarpeDM
Info: From Linkins Lake TH west of Indy Pass. Lots of (non-skiable) snow, water, and mud. I wore summer hiking boots and had wet feet most of the day. Lots of flat spots with standing or flowing water. On the trail, the mud came over the uppers on my boots a few times. Went up the east face on a combination of snow (with axe and microspikes), steep dirt, and rock near the top. Descended the NE ridge on talus. 

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