Delta County Highpoint Trip Report

Mount Lamborn

Date: May 17, 2006
Author: Tim Worth

The Covill/Mitchler guidebook has a good description of how to get up Lamborn efficiently, as do the existing trip reports. I used a different route to ascend Landsend Peak and Lamborn on the same hike.

The Covill/Mitchler directions got me to the southern trailhead at 8000 feet Instead of taking the trail 3.5 mile north to Inter Ocean Pass, I struck out west-northwest up the southeast aspect of Landsend. Steep terrain (2,800 vertical feet in a mile) up this side, a mix of vegetation and loose rock, no snow, class 2 mostly. Topped out just east of Landsend summit, with increasingly deep snowdrifts the last 200 feet. Found a cairn, no register.

Snow was thick and mushy coming off the north side of Landsend, I was glad not to have come up this way. Once down to the Landsend/Lamborn saddle, I followed the well defined trail, completely dry, past Point 10627 to the Lamborn summit. I was the second to sign the register this year. Hiked back down to wooden sign at the saddle, then took TR 894 east for a while before losing the trail and bushwhacking down to Little Coal Creek and trailhead.

Climb statistics: Total elevation gain 4,800 feet; 8 miles, 8 hours.