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scotthsusnowclimb & ski descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2010


of the birthday (south) chutes. Due to our desire to get off the summit quickly due to high winds, the upper part of the ski descent was still scary frozen mini-suncups, but the snow was soft lower down.
Posted May 30, 2010 11:04 pm

dclimb14meSouth Ridge  Sucess!


Yankee Boy Basin to the ridge, love the whole area. Flowers were fantastic and view to the Blue Lakes was bonus
Posted Apr 26, 2010 12:25 am

theREALCarpeDMNice area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008


but I didn't like the loose gully route - wish I had gone up the SW ridge.
Posted Apr 8, 2010 6:38 pm

Misanice mountain  Sucess!


great hike, sumit with my mom and our dog.
Posted Feb 24, 2010 5:52 pm

Garon CorizFirst with Kerr  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

Garon Coriz

Camped in Yankee Boy Basin. Did an unknown couloir on a whim, scrambled the south ridge, and survived.
Posted Feb 4, 2010 7:47 pm

bryangastSnow!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 1994


Encountered enough snow to want an axe, didn't have one though.
Posted Jan 7, 2010 8:36 pm

DrewsmithAWESOME!!!!!!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2008
Ascent by Snake Couloir. Lots of snow. with Andrew.
Posted Dec 11, 2009 10:47 pm

JB99Beautiful  Sucess!


One of the prettiest areas I've been to in Colorado. The 12 & 13ers surrounding you are awesome.
Posted Dec 9, 2009 4:57 pm

SenadRone of the best  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006


One of my favorrite hikes in Colorado, beautiful mountain.
Posted Nov 24, 2009 12:31 am

Darren9Snake was the right choice  Sucess!


Got spanked on the N. Face a year earlier, had to come back and climb ice to get this one done! A great route, but a little loose at the top.
Posted Nov 7, 2009 1:41 am

PHenryBirthday chutes in May  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2009


Fun snow climb up the chute farthest left...snow was very dusty from the wind storms.
Posted Oct 8, 2009 9:50 am

JustinShapiroFrom Yankee Boy Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2006


Parked at the 4WD parking and it was a very easy climb. Only took an hour to reach the summit.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 4:35 pm

byatesEasier than I thought  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2009


Left the outhouse at 6 am on top at 8 back by 9:30.
Posted Sep 11, 2009 11:10 pm

climbhighnow Lavender Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2009


beautiful mountain. 25ft. of hard ass snow made the top of the exit couloir a little hairy with my big ass camera/tripod.
Posted Sep 9, 2009 7:04 pm

Rocky AlpsSouthwest Ridge / Lavender Col Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2009

Rocky Alps

I'd been looking forward to climbing another 14er after a four year hiatus, and Mount Sneffels was my first choice. It was the first big mountain my younger brothers Chris and Johnny have climbed, and they did quite well considering it was their first time scrambling as well. The rocks were a bit loose on the lower sections of the southwest ridge, but the final few hundred yards were really solid and a blast to climb on. The views from the summit were among the best I've seen. Despite not going though Blue Lakes Basin (which I've heard has some great scenery), Yankee Boy Basin was still quite nice as well. I wussed out and didn't park all the way at the top of the 4WD road, but the hike back down was still quite enjoyable. See "Long-Awaited Return to Colorado" trip report for details.
Posted Sep 8, 2009 7:03 pm

gimpilatorLavender Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009


One of the most interesting routes on a peak I have had the pleasure to ascend. It was a little exhilarating coming down through the v-notch. See my Trip Report about doing seven 14ers in eight days.
Posted Sep 5, 2009 8:41 pm

strudolyubovSouthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009


Summited Mount Sneffels (second summit since 2001) via Southwest Ridge route starting from the lower Yankee Boy TH. Returned the same way. Fun scramble, great views!
Posted Aug 24, 2009 2:09 pm

PhenomenalWomanFirst 14er!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009


My second official peak during my Colorado journey. An ill-equipped climber managed to get his rental car stuck on the road between the lower and upper trail heads at Yankee Boy Basin, so we added an extra 4 miles roundtrip to our day. Approach was relatively easy, however ascent was somewhat difficult on the loose dirt and rock. Choose to climb boulders on the way up. Reached the summit as snow started to fall, leaving the top empty for us to enjoy. Very nice experience, and great memories of my first 14er. :)
Posted Aug 22, 2009 10:02 pm

EleutherosVia Yankee Boy & Lav Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009


An unsuspecting Ford Edge lay pierced by a subversive boulder, blocking access to the upper trailhead.

It snowed for a short time on the summit, sending other adventurers sliding down the scree of Sneffels' rusty, rotten slopes. We remained on top as the weather cleared to allow breathtaking views of jagged peaks, deep basins, the Teakettle, Dallas, the Blue Lakes, Ridgway and beyond. I would like to climb this again in winter!
Posted Aug 20, 2009 2:14 am

TiogaBradfordFloored by the Beauty!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2009


Maybe the most beautiful hike of the seven 14ers I've climbed. Yankee Boy Basin is truly spectacular! We took the Standard Route, but once we got to the snow gully, we had to climb up the rock ridge on the left due to frozen-over, slick snow (we had no crampons). The same snow gully was thawed out and slushy on the way down. Couldn't have asked for better weather and better company! (my two brothers and a great friend).
Posted Aug 2, 2009 12:18 am

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