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xpdaSneffels  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2008


Posted Oct 29, 2011 12:54 pm

apachedinoTour de Sneffels  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011


Started @ Dallas Creek, up Blue lakes and South Ridge, down standard route to saddle and then down the gorgious Blaine Basin. Very good route for this excellent peak. Don't be a wuss and drive up, you take away from the experience.
Posted Oct 28, 2011 12:21 am

Woodie HopperLavender Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2011

Woodie Hopper

Bluebird day, no one else around. Just a little snow- not enough to warrant crampons. My axe came in handy for snow in the V notch, though. This was a quick climb.

I wish the San Juan range was a lot closer to home.
Posted Oct 22, 2011 10:13 pm

MarkDidierSouthwest Ridge from Blue Lakes Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2011


Climbed as part of a 2 night backpack into Blue Lakes Basin. Ascended SW ridge, descended Lavender Col.

Southwest ridge route was fun. Route finding in the pinnacles and gullies was challenging but we found our way relatively easy. The route is fairly well cairned but I wouldn't go in relying on them! Climbed on a Thursday and didn't see anyone until we were ready to start the descent of Lavender Col.
Posted Oct 16, 2011 11:49 am

pavellushMt Sneffels from Yankee boy basin access  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2011


Mt Sneffels from Yankee boy basin access
Posted Oct 14, 2011 4:30 am

Ted EliasonMissing Lawn Chairs, Beer and a Book  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Ted Eliason

Among the more accessible 14ers. 4hrs round trip via Lavendar even after finishing the Wilson group 2 days before. Steep. Flies on top. But a lawn chair and book is dooable. The summit is perched high above the rest of the range.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 4:27 pm

haytraciAmazing Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2011


Great day out in an amazingly beautiful area! I was surprised by how easy and straightforward the standard route was and would love to go back to explore it's many other routes.
Posted Oct 4, 2011 2:42 am

Alex Wood21st 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

Alex Wood

Finally got my 21st 14er! Cool summit, but it was wayy crowded. Also, the talus and scree is annoying. The views along the route and at the top are some of the best views from any 14er! We flew a kite from the saddle around 13800ft. Great day with great weather!
Posted Sep 8, 2011 2:51 am

Rockclimber77many routes  Sucess!


there are many ways to summit this mountain, the best for me so far is southwest ridge.
Posted Sep 5, 2011 4:49 pm

zoomlocobeauty!  Sucess!


imo the most beautiful CO 14er in colorado's most beautiful range
Posted Jul 16, 2011 5:03 pm

HyadventureNice Snow Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011


It was a nice easy snow climb. My only chance to use my crampons on my June 2011 trip to Colorado.
Posted Jul 5, 2011 7:42 pm

belexesYankee Boy Basin/Lavender Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011


I climbed Sneffels with my CMC BMS instructor, Robert, and his partner, Patrick. Robert and I had summited the Wetterhorn the day before. We parked at the lower trailhead (with the outhouse). There was still a fair amount of snow higher up: Ice axe and crampons were necessary. We reached the top just before 10AM. There was almost no wind at the summit, but the clouds were building swiftly. There was a guy in jeans and a button up shirt at the V slot when we were coming down. I was able to do a few glissades on the descent. It hailed and rained on us a few times when we got back down into the basin. There we a lot of ATVs on the road this day.
Posted Jul 5, 2011 1:39 pm

Bezoar GoatDogleg  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2011

Bezoar Goat

Ajpproached Yankee Boy, summitted & "skied" the Dogleg. Mostly shuffled through the choke, but what the hey!

Fantastic snow. Take 60M of rope with you.
Posted Jun 21, 2011 6:28 pm

Matt LemkeGreat snow climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011

Matt Lemke

From 11,400 in Yankee Boy Basin I climbed on continuous consolidated snow and in only 2 hours. Crampons very helpful. Beautiful sunrise in the basin.
Posted Jun 20, 2011 3:22 pm

rockymountaindivaSnow climb without crampons  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011


From 11,350' trailhead in Yankee Boy Basin, started at 6 am and was first to summit! Lots of snow but my MSR Lightning Ascents made it work in view of the fact that I was the only person up there without crampons that day.
Posted Jun 19, 2011 11:57 am

LadyWawaGreat attempt!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2011


Came up from Blaine Basin went down via Blue Lakes. The notch was way too sketchy for me with the cornices and snow but I enjoyed my time atop the couloir. :) I wanted a snow climb and I certainly got one!!
Posted Jun 6, 2011 11:38 pm

REMFrom Yankee Boy Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1981


Climbed with my Father. I can only "imagine" the view as we were lucky to see our feet in the fog/cloud? This one bears repeating!
Posted Jun 6, 2011 10:48 pm

habaceebaSouth Ridge from Blue Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2010


Packed and camped at lowest Blue Lake. An excellent day gave way to a bit of snow while I was on the ridge which made going a little slick. Sneffels has an incredibly rewarding summit.
Trip Report Here
Posted Apr 23, 2011 2:48 pm

SarahThompson4x including a winter ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2004


7/15/04 - Standard route with my little brother who was visiting from sea level. He felt very sick partyway up to Lavender Col so I finished it off solo.

5/27/07 - Awesome ascent of the Snake Couloir. Descended back into Blaine Basin from Lavendar Col via a great glissade.

7/13/09 - Standard route with my husband, father, brother and father-in-law 2 days after my wedding in Yankee Boy Basin. Special climb.

3/14/11 - Just can't get enough of this mountain. Did a winter ascent of the standard route in near perfect snow conditions. Incredible day, a gift from the mountain gods.
Posted Mar 16, 2011 2:29 pm

JohnnyCOSouth Ridge  Sucess!


Fun ridge, interesting exposure. Earn the summit!
Posted Feb 16, 2011 11:49 am

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