Lenawee Mountain  
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Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 2020-09-12, By: LetsGoMets
Info: Beautiful day on Lenawee. Unavoidable (but melting quickly) snow above 12,000'. NW face of the traverse holding a few inches of snow on average for the entire section. Didn't need traction or any special equipment - wore trail runners and was fine. Saw a SAR chopper in the area, but couldn't tell where exactly it was going/coming from. 
 
Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 2020-09-11, By: bmcqueen
Info: Not much accumulation up high, but enough snow coverage to make the rocks slick and cover a few trapdoors. 
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Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 2020-06-14, By: goldenite
Info: Only made it to Southwest Lenawee, it was windy af and didn't want to chance the ridge solo. The trail has some snow patches around treeline, but nothing major. There's also avoidable snow near the summit. #1: southeast into Chihuahua Basin, Grays, Ruby #2: southwest into Thurman Gulch #3: Lenawee and connecting ridge, G&T, Grizzly - there was a dusting of snow up high overnight, so that should melt soon #4: connecting ridge from a little lower 
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Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 2020-03-26, By: Kiefer
Info: Ascended from parking lot at Peru Gulch. Heavy snow all the way to treeline. The upper plateau's are holding snow with occasional bare/tundra patches. Summit of "SW Lenawee" and Lenawee holding a lot of snow. The summit of "Southwest Lenawee" is partially corniced. Snow is typical spring corn, hard-packed with occasional pockets of powder spindrift. Snowshoes required. 
 
Route: from Grizzly
Posted On: 2019-09-04, By: shaunblair
Info: Fun traverse - lots of routefinding - available descriptions from Wolfe and others are somewhat poor. Never saw the two cruxes of route, golden gendarme and knife edge - maybe I was enjoying the scrambling too much to notice? Never encountered anything that gave me pause, just a fun, enjoyable trip. 
 
Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 2019-08-27, By: supranihilest
Info: The trail from the Lenawee Trailhead to where you're supposed to cut off and hike up the grassy slope is in great shape, as is said grassy slope. From "Southwest Lenawee" to Lenawee itself is basically all the meat of the route. If you stay on or near the ridge crest you'll encounter Class 3 and maybe Class 4 climbing on steep, exposed, often loose rock. The easiest way is staying climber's left/north of the ridge crest. There's trail segments most of the way and you can keep the difficulty at Class 2+ like the route description says. 
 
Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 2019-08-13, By: Trotter
Info: Easy, fun class 1 route until SW Lenawee. The traverse along the ridge is fairly rough, lots of loose rock and class 3. If you want easier, drop about 100 feet lower on the left side, theres some trail remnants that keep it at class 2+. The traverse takes about 45 minutes each way, so dont start it if weather looks poor. 
 
Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 2017-10-17, By: tjf242424
Info: Dry all the way to the false summit. Some snow getting over to the true summit, but nothing that poses any real problems. Did not use spikes, but some might want them. Great views of the White Ribbon of Death at A-Basin. 
 
Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 2016-11-11, By: BillMiddlebrook
Info: Pretty dry for November but there was a bit of snow along the summit ridge, which forced us to make a few easy, Class 3 moves. Didn't use microspikes but gaiters were helpful. 
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Route: Southwest (SW) Ridge
Posted On: 2016-09-05, By: jasayrevt
Info: Clear and very nice enjoyable trip w/ reaching summit. Invigorating, Inspiring Hobby. Great, beautiful 13er mountain. This quality, classic route is a unique undertaking and lightly traveled. Incredible views of Front Range and A-Basin Ski Resort. Prime, excellent, and bluebird summer conditions up high for navigating slopes and ridge line extremely well. Successful traverse from neighboring "SW Lenawee" (13,180'). Trail runners and light pack were good. Climb safely / swiftly in the hills folks. Pictures included as beta 
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Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 2016-08-28, By: mdavenport2
Info: Clear and dry. Perfect summer conditions. 
 
Route: Sniktau/Cupid/Grizzly Peak D/Lenawee
Posted On: 2015-06-26, By: JasonKline
Info: Did the Sniktau/Cupid/Grizzly Peak D/Lenawee route from http://www.quackquackcolorado.com/mt-sniktau-cupid-grizzly-peak-d-lenawee-mtn/ Although there was still a decent amount of snow up there, it was easily avoidable. Microspikes and ice axe weren‘t needed. Avoiding the snow between Grizzly Peak D and Lenawee required some careful route finding to keep it down to Class 3. 
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Route: From Loveland Pass
Posted On: 2013-08-06, By: k-berger
Info: Not enough information for a full trip report, but there is a lack of beta online for this traverse so I figured I would add a little detail. We went from Loveland Pass to A-basin (set up a car shuttle in the AM) by summiting Grizzly, over to Lenawee and then to the top of the ski resort. This is an excellent route with some great scrambling from Grizz to Lenawee - I would say the hardest moves go at class 4. There are several loose holds, so testing everything is a must on the route. The traverse from Lenawee to A-basin is tedious and not as much fun as G to L. If you aren‘t set on reaching the top of A-basin, bailing out after topping Lenawee would be the better option. Overall, a great scramble, close to Denver and no crowds - although you do have a great view of the conga line up Grays.... 

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