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cmarks7cloudsBeautiful Autumn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 1989


Couldn't have asked for a better day. Had some moist clouds (Yay) to walk thru mid morning but they gave way to just an incredible, multi-colored day. It's one of those you just want to stay up there on a while.
The threesome that cashed it in at Saddleback missed a real treat.
Posted May 17, 2016 8:29 pm

damgaardGreat mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2015


Coming in a 2 wheel drive rental I had to start from the lower trailhead. Hiked up via Blue Lakes Pass and SW ridge. Decent via normal route. Perfect weather and some ok scrambling on the way up. Views from the summit were great, even with a little haze in the distance.
Posted Oct 11, 2015 2:16 pm

BradBartickGreat weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2015


Some great photos were possible. Fall she is a comin.
Posted Sep 4, 2015 9:46 pm

MMclimbhighSW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2015


Stellar route!
Posted Aug 9, 2015 10:24 pm

MissHSW Ridge is THE way to go!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2015


Up Class 3 SW Ridge - so much fun. Descended the standard scree and saw the frustration on ascenders' faces. Would repeat this 14er anytime (that ridge was a blast!!) I'm in the Ouray area. Climbed with MoapaPk (Harlan).
Posted Aug 3, 2015 11:26 am

PilotTylerRay21st Birthday Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2013


Summited on the 31st of July in 2013. This was as great climb. I loved it. Many people were climbing that day, but very few of them summited. Most people quit at the saddleback below the last couloir.
Posted Apr 4, 2015 4:01 am

flyingfishflyingfish and levar kai  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2012


What a great 17th birthday present for my son: a successful climb up Mt. Sneffels!!! This was his first 14'er.
Posted Mar 22, 2015 4:24 pm

rockrat2fun day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2014


Great day up, meant to climb the SW ridge, took wrong trail and ended up doing normal route but added a little spice to it by gong up a different chute to access some class IV and easy 5th class sections. Completed with two buddies, this was ones first summit on a 14ner
Posted Sep 22, 2014 6:24 pm

Steve LarsonLavender Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2014

Steve Larson

On a rainy day I decided to drive up into Yankee Boy Basin just to have a look. I come to the end of the road way above tree line only to discover that it's only a mile's walk to the summit. The weather is still questionable, but how could I not try? This was the quickest CO 14er so far. Nice summit.
Posted Aug 23, 2014 6:15 pm

voxnihiliSneffels  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2014


Up the SW ridge from Yankee Boy Basin. Visibility was non-existent when I reached the summit. Still a fun hike, though.
Posted Aug 16, 2014 9:57 am

iceaxe5summated many times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2014


Done the SW route, Lavender Col both many times. Fantastic mountain.
Posted Jun 23, 2014 11:29 am

vsand55Sneffels SW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013


Climbed with my soon to be wife. Climbed the SW ridge and descended via lavender col. Two weeks before my wedding . Thought she was going to kill me.
Posted Apr 16, 2014 10:01 pm

richnycWinter climb: Yankee Boy Basin - Lavender Col route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2014


Nothing beats climbing Colorado's 14ers in Winter. Had a long day due to the winter road closure, so I had to start 4.5 miles lower than the usual summer starting spot at the the "Lower TH". Conditions were ideal, clear skies and windless. Only saw another young couple trying the climb. I did it solo: 15 miles in total, 5250 feet elevation gain, 9 hours roundtrip (5:30hrs to the summit). I started late, at 8:45am, summited at around 2:15pm, left the summit at 2:45pm, back in my car by 5:45pm, 20 mins after sunset. For the most part, the trail was hard packed. It didn't snow here for two weeks;) Only used snowshoes for about an hour. Crampons and ice axe were useful, esp. above Lavender Col. Otherwise, below the Upper TH, I switched to microspikes (lighter than crampons) for faster and safer walking on iced up trail or on the road. Great day!!!
Posted Jan 25, 2014 11:42 pm

KevintheclimberEarly summer climb   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2012


My first 14er. Fun scrambling, especially near the top (there was a crux)

Wouldnt mind doing it again earlier in the year as a snow climb.
Posted Dec 31, 2013 5:41 pm

alpineairLavender Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2012


Want to come back for more snow climbing!
Posted Nov 23, 2013 1:41 pm

MadGrad96Tour de Sneffels  Sucess!


Climbed multiple times. Loved the Tour de Sneffels route.
Posted Nov 1, 2013 7:44 am

DanielLFoggy Southwest Ridge climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2013


Climbed the Southwest Ridge route through awesome low-hanging clouds!
Posted Oct 9, 2013 1:03 am

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


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


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

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