Bauer and Scott Hsu
Lizard Head is regarded by many to be
Colorado's hardest 13er, first climbed by Ellingwood and Hoag in 1920, a
climb that was far ahead of its time. Amy and I enjoyed a
gorgeous day in the San Juans (with fresh snow) and are happy to
have both reached the spectacular summit and returned home safely.
here for a full trip report with pictures. Also, for a bit
of Lizard Head mountaineering history, I recommend reading
account of his first ascent via the west face and also George
Bell's eminently readable
account of his climb via the standard SW Chimney route (with
Jennifer Roach and John Prater).