Geissler Mountain West  
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Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2020-09-13, By: Flyingfish
Info: Dry on the way up. Dropping into the basin is very slushy snow. No deeper than 5" 
 
Route: Northeast Ridge
Posted On: 2019-09-26, By: supranihilest
Info: Less steep than Geissler East but with crappier rock. There's more scree and overall loose stuff on this ridge. Where the Class 2+ moves are your feet are usually on shifting scree and hands are on friable, orange rock. The ridge isn't terrible but requires a bit more attention than Geissler East. 
 
Route: Independence Lake Trail
Posted On: 2017-07-02, By: habaceeba
Info: With East Geissler, UN13,545, and Twining Peak. The valley is very soggy with water running down the trail. Even when you turn offtrail and head up to the saddle between the Geisslers one has to maneuver around marshes and bogs. Most snow can be avoided but I chose to use some of it as it supported me. The saddle has a remnant of a cornice but there is a notch in the snow to pass through. Class 2+ to an interesting, sharp summit with a long drop to the NE and a 40' drop to the SW. 
 
Route: East Face, NE ridge
Posted On: 2015-06-29, By: CarpeDM
Info: From Linkins Lake TH west of Indy Pass. Lots of (non-skiable) snow, water, and mud. I wore summer hiking boots and had wet feet most of the day. Lots of flat spots with standing or flowing water. On the trail, the mud came over the uppers on my boots a few times. Went up the east face on a combination of snow (with axe and microspikes), steep dirt, and rock near the top. Descended the NE ridge on talus. 

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