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LadyWawaGreat attempt!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2011


Came up from Blaine Basin went down via Blue Lakes. The notch was way too sketchy for me with the cornices and snow but I enjoyed my time atop the couloir. :) I wanted a snow climb and I certainly got one!!
Posted Jun 6, 2011 11:38 pm

REMFrom Yankee Boy Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1981


Climbed with my Father. I can only "imagine" the view as we were lucky to see our feet in the fog/cloud? This one bears repeating!
Posted Jun 6, 2011 10:48 pm

habaceebaSouth Ridge from Blue Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2010


Packed and camped at lowest Blue Lake. An excellent day gave way to a bit of snow while I was on the ridge which made going a little slick. Sneffels has an incredibly rewarding summit.
Trip Report Here
Posted Apr 23, 2011 2:48 pm

SarahThompson4x including a winter ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2004


7/15/04 - Standard route with my little brother who was visiting from sea level. He felt very sick partyway up to Lavender Col so I finished it off solo.

5/27/07 - Awesome ascent of the Snake Couloir. Descended back into Blaine Basin from Lavendar Col via a great glissade.

7/13/09 - Standard route with my husband, father, brother and father-in-law 2 days after my wedding in Yankee Boy Basin. Special climb.

3/14/11 - Just can't get enough of this mountain. Did a winter ascent of the standard route in near perfect snow conditions. Incredible day, a gift from the mountain gods.
Posted Mar 16, 2011 2:29 pm

JohnnyCOSouth Ridge  Sucess!


Fun ridge, interesting exposure. Earn the summit!
Posted Feb 16, 2011 11:49 am

mattpayne11SW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010


Chose the path less traveled, which paid off. Very fun climb. Here's my report.
Posted Feb 4, 2011 4:33 pm

skorpeoGreat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2006


Posted Jan 28, 2011 10:00 pm

Jeremy HakesGreat peak!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2004

Jeremy Hakes

2nd time.
Posted Jan 22, 2011 2:49 pm

centrifugeSW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2010


with snow on it, it was exciting and a little extra spicy :)
Posted Jan 13, 2011 7:30 am

thatnissanguySneffels SW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2010


Loved all the airy scrambling. Stayed true to the ridge crest for a good time. Beautiful area!
Posted Dec 18, 2010 11:14 pm

breauxtrahnClass 2 gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2010


Snow dusting surrounding peaks, fall color, and one of the most insane forest roads I've ever encountered. 4x4 is the most sane option when driving.
Posted Dec 11, 2010 7:19 pm

noahs213SW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2010


Raining just about the whole time. Visibility low. But pretty good weather. Nice and cool
Posted Aug 10, 2010 1:23 pm

mirhashSW Ridge in the Mist  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010


Took my sister and my best friend up their first 14er! It was a wet yet awesome day :)
Posted Aug 5, 2010 12:41 am

metal4lyfLavender Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010


We started way up at 12460' which felt like cheating a little bit, so we decided to throw in "Kismet" and Cirque. Several hours on the talus and we decided to give it up. Gorgeous area, and I'll certainly be back for Teakettle and Gilpin!
Posted Aug 4, 2010 11:18 pm

PapaBanucciChilling Start
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010


Driving up Yankee Boy Basin, we were stopped by a number of emergency vehicles ahead on the shelf road. At first, we thought it was search and rescue; then the coroner's vehicle pulled up behind. My understanding is that it was a fireworks-related incident from the night before, where a young man was running to get away from a lit fuse and fell off the shelf. As for the hike, we had large group that then split into three groups. I took the younger kids and we safely made it to about 13,400 ft.
Posted Jul 6, 2010 10:46 am

blueshadeMt. Sneffels  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010


Beautiful drive up, nice wildflowers at the beginning of the hike. Great views from the top, especially of the Blue Lakes. Somewhat annoying scree climb, but overall awesome 14er.
Posted Jul 4, 2010 12:30 am

Eric HolleYankee Boy Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2010

Eric Holle

Ended up on Kismet first, then went over to Sneffels. What a fun peak! Skied from Lavender Col.
Posted Jun 7, 2010 3:41 pm

shknbkeEast slopes from Blaine Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2010


The intention was to do the Snake, but we settled on the east slopes, joining the standard route at Lavender Col. Blaine Basin is an amazing place to visit.
Posted Jun 5, 2010 9:25 am

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

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