Climbing Mount Lindsey | An Exciting Class 3 Climb

Mt. Lindsey is largely privately owned, however permission is granted to climb the peak via the northwest gully or ridge routes. These are both class 3 climbs, requiring comfort with exposure and a bit of scrambling skill. The Gully route here is best used in early summer when there’s still stable snow to climb. In later summer you may wish to climb the more exposed but stable northwest ridge. If you decide to try climbing Mount Lindsey, you can plan your trip with this free Mount Lindsey Route Guide.

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On March 3, 2023, the Senate Judiciary voted down a bill that would’ve protected access to private land by strengthening landowner liability protections. As a result, the landowners of Mount Lindsey decided to keep the peak closed for the foreseeable future. Click here to learn more.

You can help us re-secure public access by taking action in two ways:

1. Click here to sign our petition urging lawmakers to support access.

2. Click here to join our Grassroots support group to stay udated about future developments.

Please respect this closure as a coalition of partners works to re-secure public access to these peaks. Thank you for understanding.

Climbing Mount Lindsey: Fast Facts

Climbing Mount Lindsey - Northwest Gully Route

Alex Derr, Creator of The Next Summit

Alex is an Eagle Scout, climber, and environmental policy expert located in Denver, Colorado. He created The Next Summit to help others stay safe exploring the mountains and advocate to preserve the peaks for the future. Follow him on Linkedin or Twitter or click here to contact him.

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