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colinpencesouth ridge of Sneffels rules!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2006

colinpence

I climbed this with the fabulous guidance of Aaron Johnson during the summer of '06. This is my favorite Colorado 14er climb for sure!
Posted Apr 7, 2009 12:52 am

skyward22sucess on the snake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2009

skyward22

Summitted Sneffels via the Snake Coulior on March 22 and were able to drive within 2 miles of the trailhead...without 4 wheel drive. However past this the snow started and was soft. Avalanche danger was minimal on the route and on the easier descent of the lavander col. Snowshoes absolutely necessary on the approach. The final summit block would only yield to lower 5th class climbing for 75 ft or so on seriously exposed terrain. We soloed this because the 3rd class way up was blocked by a cornice. Might be good to bring a short rope and protect this section as it is covered in ice and loose powder snow. Super fun and long 16 hour day.
Posted Mar 26, 2009 10:44 pm

KadeeLavender Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Kadee

This was my first experience of the Colorado 14er's. A lot of people on the trail, but a fun peak.
Posted Nov 10, 2008 8:58 pm

Athos7912nd 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008

Athos791

After doing Handies a few days prior, we headed up to Yankee Boy Basin for some fun scree slogging on Mount Sneffels. The main gulley was kind of a pain in the butt, and I chose to hop over the talus on the left side rather than the scree to the right. There was still lots of snow in the upper gulley, so we skirted around the snow on the rock rib.
Posted Nov 9, 2008 10:35 am

patascent1st Colorado 14'er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008

patascent

Beautiful climb.
Posted Sep 6, 2008 5:40 pm

seanoLavendar Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2006

seano

Still snow in the couloir, but someone had kicked steps. Great view of the lakes to the West.
Posted Sep 5, 2008 2:43 pm

ColoradoScottSneffels  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2008

ColoradoScott

Climbed the Lavender Col route from Yankee Boy Basin. About half the other climbers on top had summitted from the SW ridge. Given the hard packed dirt in reaching the col, I understood why; it's a steep pull, and there was no sign of a constructed "trail" after the first two hundred feet. What a beatiful summit pitch though, which reminded me of Crestone Peak.
Posted Aug 29, 2008 6:47 pm

Panthera unciaTons of snow!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

Panthera uncia

Climbed up the Snake Coulior from Blaine Basin solo. Perfect weather and beautiful view from summit! One of my favorites!
Posted Aug 27, 2008 2:25 pm

eferesenLavender Coulior  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

eferesen

Fun trip. Little bit of snow on way up the notch. Loved the mountain. The smallest summit I have ever been on.
Posted Aug 17, 2008 11:06 pm

spannring296 of 14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2008

spannring29

Sixth of 14 14ers in 11 days. Ascended the SW Ridge and descended the rock-hard snow on the standard route. Saw a guy take a nasty involuntary glissade down the gully. Fortunately, he came out of it with only a nasty cut on his lip from his ax and some rattled nerves.
Posted Aug 9, 2008 3:56 pm

GeorgeJamesLavender Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

GeorgeJames

Up and down the standard route. The gully leading up to the col is quite a mess, but that's okay! Fantastic scenery here for sure.

A ridiculously late start, made it to the top just in time to see rain headed straight for the summit. Time to go! Rumble rumble...time to move faster! Rain and grauple coming down pretty good by the time I got back to the snow in the gully above the col. The small storm had passed by the time I was back on the col, thank goodness, cause before it left it sent down a bolt that must have hit the mountain somewhere nearby. Flash...BOOM!!! Holy crap.

Posted Aug 4, 2008 7:20 pm

mountainloverCO21st 14er for my 21st bday  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

mountainloverCO

Headed up Lavender Col to hit up my 21st 14er summit on my 21st bday. The view from the summit made this climb extra special. The scenery around Sneffels is spectacular...some of the best in Colorado! Didn't really enjoy the slog up loose rock and scree in Lavender Col however...I'd love to try th SW ridge route the next time I head up Sneffels.
Posted Aug 4, 2008 6:17 pm

BigRobUp the SW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

BigRob

Climbed up the SW ridge above Blue Lake. The weather was spectacular. Came in right around 6 hours round trip. Still lots of snow in the couloirs.
Posted Jul 16, 2008 1:07 am

Mots010SW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Mots010

Climbed a short couloir to access the SW Ridge. Descended the standard route from Yankee Boy.
Posted Jul 9, 2008 12:12 am

astrobassmanSouthwest Ridge

astrobassman

Highly recommend this route. Its a fun little scramble.
Posted Mar 20, 2008 8:08 pm

KaneSouthwest ridge
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Kane

Fun scramble towards the summit. TR here

http://www.summitpost.org/custom-object/279853/2007.html#chapter_15

Posted Mar 2, 2008 11:26 am

MountainHikerCOSnow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1999

MountainHikerCO

This was my second climb of Sneffels. There was still snow in the upper couloir on the standard route. We encountered a family who were in over their heads. I got to physically assist one of them back down the snow.
Posted Feb 19, 2008 8:06 pm

MountainHikerCOYankee Boy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 1992

MountainHikerCO

This was my first climb of Sneffels. I did the standard South Slopes route from Yankee Boy Basin.
Posted Feb 19, 2008 8:03 pm

tomlaurenSouth Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

tomlauren

Hiked the South Slopes from Yankee Boy Basin Trailhead with my friend Keith. Nice views of the Blue Lakes and Dallas Peak.
Posted Jan 30, 2008 10:19 pm

johnmnicholsFailed attempt
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2005

johnmnichols

Wasn't prepared for the still heavy snowpack in early July. Without crampons/axe didn't want to attempt the last steep gully climb coming from Yankee Boy Basin.
Posted Dec 31, 2007 9:14 am

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