June 25, 2016

Mount Lincoln – 14,286′

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3,862' (Mt. Massive - 22.6 mi SW)
Park County
7.7 mi SW of Breckenridge
11.3 mi NE of Leadville

DeCaLiBro Combo (Class 2)

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This is the third 14er I ever climbed, back in September 2012 with a few friends. This peak is just one of a trio (or quartet if you count Mt. Cameron) of 14ers, including Mt. Democrat and Mt. Bross, located near the Continental Divide southwest of Breckenridge. They are often climbed together and are sometimes collectively referred to as the DeCaLiBro (DemocratCameronLincolnBross). Mt. Lincoln can be easily seen from the east parts of South Park and when driving along Colorado Rt. 9 between Fairplay and Breckenridge. It is the highest peak in the Mosquito Range and in all of Park County. 

We did the entire DeCaLiBro that day in 2012, beginning at the Kite Lake trailhead (12,000'). After first taking the Mt. Democrat East Slopes route to the Mt. Democrat summit, the standard DeCaLiBro route takes you back down to the Democrat-Cameron saddle at 13,350' and up the Mt. Cameron west ridge to the summit. From there you continue to follow a well-defined trail northeast to the saddle (14,100') between Cameron and Lincoln and up to the Lincoln summit which, of the four peaks, is the most exposed and most scenic. After this, you descend back to the Cameron-Lincoln saddle and continue on to the summit of Bross before descending down Bross' southwest ridge back to the trailhead.


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The DeCaLiBro (Sept 2012)