Ascent to Mount Lindsey-3rd chute crossing on north face. on 2006-09-20
|Others in Party:||Chad Cameron|
Steve Sprouse----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, September 20, 2006|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Point Reached:||Mount Lindsey - 3rd chute crossing on north face.|
| Elevation:||13700 ft / 4175 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||342 ft / 105 m (8% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportLate summer snow the week before left several inches of snow in the north facing chutes which had to be crossed. Snowtop melting and re-freezing left a glaze of ice on the very steep snow. Too dangerous to cross without ice axe or crampons. Snow and ice prevented climbing around the chutes. Retreated 300 feet below the summit ridge to hike another day.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||4540 ft / 1382 m|
| Extra Gain:||750 ft / 228 m|
| Distance:||7.8 mi / 12.6 km|
| Route:||North Face II|
| Trailhead:||Huerfano River Trailhead 10660 ft / 3249 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble|
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