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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.



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 Sherman 14er decided to keep the peaks closed to public access for the foreseeable future. Click here to learn more.

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

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

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

3. Visit to learn more or support the Coalition’s work.

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


You are responsible for your own safety in the backcountry.

These peaks can be unpredictable and dangerous. Help is often hours or days away: your safety is primarily your responsibility. Prepare for your trek, understand your limits, be aware of the risks, and equip yourself with the necessary skills and gear. 

Climbing Mount Lindsey - Northwest Gully Route

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Notice: The material presented in this route guide may not be comprehensive or precise and should not be solely relied upon when planning your climb. Inadequate experience, physical fitness, supplies, or equipment may result in injury or fatality.

The Next Summit and the author(s) of this hiking guide offer no guarantees, neither explicit nor implied, regarding the accuracy or dependability of the information provided.

By utilizing the information herein, you agree to indemnify and absolve The Next Summit and the hiking guide author(s) from any claims and demands against them, including any legal fees and expenses. 

One Response

  1. That’s a bummer that Mount Lindsey is closed! It sounds like a beautiful mountain to climb. I hope the coalition is successful in getting it re-opened. In the meantime, I’d be sure to check out the safety information and alternative routes before planning any climbs in the area.

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