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Sarah SimonSouthwest Ridge from Yankee Boy Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2013

Sarah Simon

Thanks to the Rubicon this was a short approach to a nice, sustained scramble. A lot of folks not wearing helmets on this route, pretty crazy considering all the loose rock. Great rest day sandwiched in between more demanding objectives! Cooperative weather, too. Beer and burgers at Outay Brewery followed by Wiesbaden hot springs and vapor caves. Total bliss, life is good!
Posted Sep 1, 2013 9:49 pm

birdheadStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2013

birdhead

Yankee Boy Basin was cool and the drive was interesting. Can't say much about the view from the summit because we were completely socked in with clouds!
Posted Aug 2, 2013 11:40 pm

PeakbugHoneymoon 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2004

Peakbug

Climbed with rkymtn on our Colorado Roadtrip Honeymoon.
Posted Jul 7, 2013 4:43 pm

Paul McClellanSnow in couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2013

Paul McClellan

Climbed Lavender Col and the couloir above through the V notch. Some snow in the couloir - my ice axe was helpful.
Posted Jun 30, 2013 2:40 pm

JRaphaelsonRoute: Yankee Boy-SW  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2013

JRaphaelson

Awesome hike with spectacular views and a fun snow climb up with awesome glissading down.
Posted Jun 2, 2013 7:49 pm

tjbst47summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2011

tjbst47

Getting down from the summit was a bit steep.
Posted Apr 11, 2013 9:11 pm

bvandenzenStandard Route...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012

bvandenzen

Beautiful, dry morning. Got a touch of altitude sickness near the top and on the way down.
Posted Feb 24, 2013 6:27 pm

awhite28Sneffels  Sucess!

awhite28

SW ridge via Blue Lakes. Fun climb!
Posted Dec 25, 2012 1:23 pm

I like it on topSouthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012

I like it on top

Perfect day. The southwest ridge was a great route, lots of fun.
Posted Nov 24, 2012 11:34 pm

ajberryTraverse: Blue Lakes up, Blaine Basin down.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012

ajberry

The Blue Lakes/Blaine Basin Sneffels traverse made for an excellent day. Recommended. Descent in to Blaine Basin from Lavender Col was straight forward: scree run followed by an extensive boulder-hopping segment. Easy enough to pick up the Blaine Basin trail at around tree line.
Posted Oct 27, 2012 11:40 am

milanA monarch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010
This is one of my favorite mountains. It's a monarch on it's own range in San Juan Mountains, A great trip, ascended the Lavender Culoir and dislocated my shoulder in the V-Notch. The colors are awesome, really beautiful place.
Posted Oct 21, 2012 5:11 pm

MlaskyHoneymoon Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2012

Mlasky

Our second peak on our honeymoon. My husband's 2nd 14K+ and my 9th. Threatened rain the whole morning and let loose on our descent. Never gotten that wet before. Cool climb though.
Posted Sep 27, 2012 1:33 am

geoturtle1st fourteener  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2011

geoturtle

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

dandrew

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

bighornmonkey

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

bcoltrin

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

Tonka

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

Hostilejim

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

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