Mount Lindsey

Featured photo of Mount Lindsey

Mt. Lindsey was called "Old Baldy" for years until 1954, when the peak was named after Malcom Lindsey. Approaches from the east are not available to the public, so the only approach is through the Huerfano Valley. There are two popular routes: The North Face and the West Ridge. The North Face is Class 2+, but requires a climb up a steep scree gully. The West Ridge is Class 3 with a little more exposure, but the rock is more solid. The approach up the valley provides excellent views of Blanca Peak and Ellingwood Point

Elevation (feet): 14,042
Elevation (meters): 4,280
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sangre de Cristo Range
State: Colorado
Latitude: 37.5847
Longitude: -105.44
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1875
First successful climber(s): Wheeler Survey
Nearest major airport: Colorado Springs
Convenient Center: Gardner

Thanks to Kirk Mallory for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 18 trip reports for Mount Lindsey.

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  • Log #11130 - by Chris Turner on Aug 25, 2004
    Great Scrambling.
  • Log #11131 - by Chris Truman on Sep 17, 2003
    Climbed the Noth Face couloirs withs some people from Denver Colorado Mountain Club. Nice group of people. I did not mind the loose rock in the couloir but the guide books should suggest helmets on...
  • Log #11132 - by Aaron Most on Aug 03, 2003
    We got up there and the marmits were everywhere.
  • Log #11133 - by Sean O'Dell on July 21, 2003
    IMHO, absolutely, without question, do the ridge route. The standard route is a major choss pile - one in which you really don't want to be below another party. The ridge line, on the other hand, is...
  • Log #11134 - by April K. Gray on July 14, 2003
    I was very happy to make it through the rabbit warren of trails. The west ridge was great with some exciting moments. We started back down the ridge but did not want to down climb the " tricky...
  • Log #11135 - by Tom on July 14, 2003
    The most underrated mountain I have climbed yet! This mountain makes Long's Peak look easy in comparison. Out of 42 14,000 I have gotten to the top of,this had the most Class 3 climbing by far. The...
  • Log #11136 - by Kevin Shannon on Aug 29, 2002
    Great hike on a great day. Camped at trailhead the night before, and left at 6:30 am. Summited by 10:30. The approach is easy, with a good trail but steep.
  • Log #11137 - by Blake Manson on Aug 13, 2002
    Perfect weather when I went. Very scary rocks but beautiful scenery.
  • Log #11138 - by Chris Long on Aug 12, 2002
    Check out the whole trip report with pics at
  • Log #11139 - by Chris Long on Aug 12, 2002
    See the full report with pics at:
  • Log #11140 - by Randy Gill on July 26, 2001
    this is a wonderful hike, exposing you to some of the most beautiful scenery in colorado. be sure to have good directions in order to get up to the valley. avoid red wing. strange town.
  • Log #11141 - by Chris Knight on June 02, 2001
    The climb up was easy enough. Left my friend back on the saddle as he wasn't feeling well and solo'ed up from there. Coming back down, I dislodged some rocks that didn't come down until I was several...
  • Log #11142 - by Lisa Rowzer on Apr 24, 2001
    Beautiful day! Not a cloud in the sky! We were going to climb Nipple but needed to get back to the car. Can't wait to get back again!
  • Log #11143 - by Kevin Donovan on Dec 07, 2000
    Got slammed by a fast moving storm as we approached the summit. Blew in across Blanca. Gale force winds and sleet at the top. Never let anyone, much less yourself talk you out of that little extra...
  • Log #11144 - by Matt Kirk on Nov 03, 2000
    Greetings 14er climbers and enthusiasts. I just wanted to let everyone know that there should be a 14ers forum coming soon at If you have the time, please come by and...
  • Log #11145 - by Jeff Burley on Oct 23, 2000
    Definitely life-threatening. Tried a night climb to summit by dawn during the transition season. Accidentally ended up going up the steepest part of the north face (east part) with headlamps but no...
  • Log #11146 - by Lindsay Wagner on Oct 05, 2000
    The hardest and most life threatening 14er yet.
  • Log #11148 - by Kirk Mallory on Aug 23, 1999
    A fun climb - I climbed up via the West Ridge, which is solid, then down the North Face for a little variety. Definitely liked the West Ridge better! Also climbed Iron Nipple (13,500), Unnamed...