Mount Lindsey Trip Report (#11133)
- Signed By: Sean O'Dell
- Date submitted: July 21, 2003
- Date(s) climbed: 7/19/2003
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 incredibly solid in the cruxy sections. The direct line through the obvious headwall is probably more class 4-ish (the 3 line probably traverses left at the headwall) but is phenomenally solid and provides some great, airy positions with a very alpine feel. Yes, the ridge DOES become rather exposed in spots. However, if your goal is to do all the 14ers, you will have to deal with exposure sooner or later (Crestones, Maroon Bells, Wetterhorn, etc) so this ridge is as good a time as any to start getting a feel for being off the deck. Exposure to a fall on very solid rock is far, far better than exposure to getting clocked in the head by hurtling debris in a shooting gallery gully.