Unnamed 13001  
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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: Twining to West Giessler traverse
Posted On: 2022-06-12, By: Geckser
Info: Did a big thirteener loop in the Indy pass region. We went from 13,500 to Twining to 13,545 to 13,001, to East Geissler ending in West Geissler. Followed Suprahnihelist's tracks and had a pretty good time of it. Snow was generally avoidable except on the descent from Geisler Pass and the trip from 13,545 to 13,001. We were lucky to have hit the snow early on the latter as it made for very easy travel. Great views, nice day, no complaints. The ridge was quite fun with nothing over 3rd class unless you searched it out. Surprisingly Pt. 13,001 was a blast and one of my favorite 13ers I have done. It was secluded and has some really fun scrambling, highly recommended. Big ups to the guy who let us hitchhike back up to Indeoence pass. I hope the wedding goes great. 
Route: from Lost Man lake
Posted On: 2021-07-21, By: SnowAlien
Info: A lot of fun scrambling if you stick to the ridge proper. Rock is high quality granite. The tall pinnacle in the middle only went at C4. Sadly, no register. 
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Route: From Lost Man Lake
Posted On: 2021-06-24, By: Jay521
Info: A couple snowfields to cross near Lost Man Lake but muddy to dry the rest of the way. 
Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 2020-09-13, By: Flyingfish
Info: Used micro spikes the whole way from Lost Man pass and back. The scramble sections are dry. Snow is pretty supportive in the shade 
Route: Southeast Ridge
Posted On: 2019-09-26, By: supranihilest
Info: Super fun peak that's far easier than it looks. There's a number of slabs and big granite blocks on the ridge that block easy access, but once you've gained the ridge via a saddle above Lost Man Lake just stick to the south side of the ridge along grassy ledges and dirt slopes. At times the ledges get narrow; at other times the dirt gets steep and a little sketchy. Be careful when the ridge is steep, as a slip could be bad. There's one Class 2+ section through some big boulders under a huge block in the middle of the ridge, and the summit is also Class 2+. There's no need to go to the far end of the ridge (unless you really want to), it's under 13,000 feet. 
Route: SW Face
Posted On: 2019-06-03, By: bergsteigen
Info: Continuous skiable snow from the summit! Get it before it melts. (TR soon) 
Route: Lost Man Lake
Posted On: 2015-08-31, By: JasonKline
Info: As Chicago Transplant and others have noted in their trip reports, there are a lot of nasty obstacles on the ridge if you approach 13,001‘ from Lost Man Lake. However, you can avoid these obstacles and keep the route to Class 2 by traversing them to the left (while ascending). 

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