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eferesenLavender Coulior  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

MountainHikerCOSnow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1999


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


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


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


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

gremlinnormal route  Sucess!


2nd time up, need to do it in winter now
Posted Oct 24, 2007 1:42 am

shanahan96easy southwest ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2007


7/30/10- repeated the SW ridge w/aaron and the davis guys after having this sneffels idea popped on me just before leaving for vacation. what a fun, unexpected way to start a trip!

8/31/07- climbed the much easier than expected southwest ridge with jamie, mike and kiefer. it was a nice, short day to kick off a three-day labor day climbing weekend!

tried kismet, but clouds began to loom so we high-tailed back into yankee boy basin.
Posted Sep 9, 2007 9:22 pm

dr_gonzSneffels  Sucess!


THis was my first 14er. Been hooked ever since.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 1:11 pm

KieferSW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2007


Was extremely surprised at how short this ridge actually was. Nice summit but a little disappointing. Was expecting, I don't know, more of a challenge?
Good day out though. Yankee Boy Basin is stunning!
Scrambled with Shanahan96, JamieNellis and Aaron Ihinger.
Posted Sep 2, 2007 6:31 pm

TexjbqLoved it!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2007


The South Ridge is great. Had great weather, and was able to spend about a hour on the summit. Great mountain!
Posted Aug 26, 2007 5:54 am

01aCRViperGreat climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2007


Summited via the South Ridge route, came down the Lavender Coulior. Great climb, one of my favorites. Awesome views from the top to the north, and back across the San Juans.
Posted Aug 25, 2007 5:40 pm

ouray19Mt. Sneffels  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2004


This was the first 14'er I ever tried, not really knowing what I was getting into yet. I did not succeed the first time. The second time I went with snow in the couloir and thought it was a lot easier!
Posted Aug 18, 2007 7:46 pm

HokieJim2nd timer...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


and I'll be back for more! Climbed the SW ridge this time and I just can't get enough of this mountain!
Posted Aug 16, 2007 2:40 am

ktiffany22Climb via the SW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


WOW- what FUN sustained class 3 climbing! A beautiful day for my 42nd 14er summit:-) We loop hiked and came down the standard route... Only negative: I was shocked at the number of people going down the gully without helmets on (it seemed that the parking lot of people kicked down a rock every 2 minutes)!
Posted Aug 13, 2007 10:24 pm

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