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geoturtle1st fourteener  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2011


First fourteener! Wanting to do SW ridge next..
Posted Aug 8, 2012 2:39 am

dandrewNice views, crowded, I hate scree  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012


Left lower trailhead at 7a.m. on a Saturday. The scree slopes were slow going. Had clear weather with no wind. Great views. Started down and encountered the crowds coming up. Yankee Boy Basin is beautiful, but too crowded.
Posted Aug 4, 2012 9:31 pm

bighornmonkeyclimbed the SW ridge up
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012


10th 14er this year.
Up the SW ridge, down the standard route.
Posted Aug 2, 2012 11:52 am

Josh LewisSouthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2012

Josh Lewis

A fun mountain. Got chased out by lightning, but at least the contrasts on the mountains made up for it. I would recommend this peak if your in the area.
Posted Jul 10, 2012 12:49 am

bcoltrinSneffels  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2011


Late start but successful. Lavender col was very icy and deep with snow still. Microspikes were much needed throughout the lavender col and snake colour. Storm clouds at the summit meant no time for relaxation and headed back down within 5 minutes. A must do if you are in the area and up to the task!
Posted Jul 9, 2012 10:58 pm

TonkaAmerica's Birthday!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012


Climbed the crappy talus of the standard route and was hit in the ankle by a rock dislodged from above by a kid in sneakers. Just a bruise. Wear a helmet on this route! This is one of those climbs that can take almost as long going down as going up. Be careful.
Posted Jul 8, 2012 12:35 pm

HostilejimWhat a peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2012


Climbed from Yankee Boy Basin. The view from the top was stunning. I would recommend this peak to any experienced climber.
Posted Jun 29, 2012 6:38 pm

Alan EllisSnake Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2012

Alan Ellis

Beautiful day on the Dogleg (Snake) Couloir. Thanks for the great day, Blaine!
Posted Jun 8, 2012 10:11 am

alpine345with becky  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 1993


I guessed on the exact day but I know it was Aug. Standard route from Yankee Boy.
Posted May 17, 2012 5:19 pm

Trailboss88my first 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011


Climbed the standard route from the lower Yankee Boy TH with my buddy Danny. No snow present. Lots of people, including an unprepared football team we had to give water to. There was a glider doing close passes while we were on the summit. Also climbed the small peak to the east, Danny doing some 5th class on it for fun.
Posted Feb 27, 2012 4:57 pm

metalmountainSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2011


climbed via the S. Ridge, loved it.
Posted Dec 7, 2011 12:35 pm

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

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