Peak(s):  Mt. Lindsey  -  14,042 feet
Date Posted:  07/19/2020
Date Climbed:   07/07/2020
Author:  Benclimber
 The Tranquil Ridge   

Just hearing other climbers talk about Mount Lindsey made me interested. A Class 3 with possible class 4 variations and only 8.25 Miles?! Sign me up! I hit up my friend and explained to him that we must climb this peak and how fun it will be. He was Immediately sold. We set a date, packed our things, and we were off. Since Mount Lindsey is in the middle of no where and kinda far from Denver, we made it a two day deal. We drove down to the remote trailhead and arrived at 9 PM so we set up camp and got ready for bed. We decided on a 3 am wake up call because we wanted to catch that beautiful alpenglow.

Once our Alarms went off, we shot up and began cooking breakfast and getting ready. We finally set off around 3:30 and started to hike the flat trail. We passed the lake junction and began to ascend the decently steep trail through the trees. Above treeline, the trail flattens out and continues through a meadow. Then, it climbs up to the ridge. We arrived at the ridge right as the sun was coming up, quite scenic.

Before the ridge.

On the ridge for Sunrise.

The Class 3/4 ridge up to the Summit.

We began ascending the ridge as there was no snow in the gully so the ridge was the way to go (also more fun). We made sure to stick to the class 4 parts for extra fun!

The Ridge

Making our way up.

Once we topped out on the ridge, we began making our way past the false summit and up to the real summit.


After eating and taking in views, we saw alarming clouds forming nearby so we made our way down.

Flat Trail crossing tundra

Made it back to the car and started heading home. Our first Sangre de Cristo Summit under our belts!

Looking back

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