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Mt. Sneffels Climb and Ski/Board Descent

 
Mt. Sneffels Climb and Ski/Board Descent

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Object Title: Mt. Sneffels Climb and Ski/Board Descent

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing, Hiking

 

Page By: smason505

Created/Edited: Jun 27, 2007 / Jun 27, 2007

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Sneffels Trip: June 20, 2007

Eric and I made our way to telluride a few days before telluride bluegrass to get some fishing and climbing/skiing/boarding in. These are the pictures from our attempt at the summit of Mt. Sneffels. We turned around at the top of the upper couloir on the standard route due to deteriorating snow conditions and wet-slide activity in the area. This was my second attempt on Sneffels and the second time I have not made the summit (the other time I was seven and stopped at Lavender Col). The road to Yankee Boy Basin was rough but passable in a Subaru Outback. We parked at the solar outhouse and headed out right before 7am, which ended up being a little too late for a summit bid. We made the top of the upper couloir at 945am after several quick breaks and Eric had to drop the kids off. The views from the top were amazing.
 
Climbing up to lavender col
 
 
First look up lavender col on Mt Sneffels
 

 
Top of Lavender Col
 
 
Upper couloir on Sneffels standard route
 

 
Climbing up the upper couloir
 
 
Teakettle Mtn.
 

 
Descending upper couloir on Mt. Sneffles
 
 
Descending Mt. Sneffels
 

 
Top of upper couloir on Sneffels
 

Skiing/Boarding

The skiing was great corn snow. We opted not to carry our gear to the top of the upper couloir because the snow was getting soft fast and we wanted to hurry. After a quick up and down, we got ready and dropped in at 1030am. We skied as far as we could, avoiding wet-slide potential areas. Back to the car right around noon.
 
Duct tape snowboard binding
 
 
Boarding down Sneffels
 
 
Teleskiing Sneffels
 
 
Mt. Sneffels from near Wrights Lake
 
 
Taking a breather
 

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BritetteSweet!

Britette

Voted 10/10

Good to see you're still getting after it! Sounds like Telluride + skiing Sneffels = excellent trip.
Posted Jun 27, 2007 12:02 pm

smason505Re: Sweet!

smason505

Hasn't voted

It was a great trip with snow quality equal to the ski from the castle/conundrum saddle. Hope all is well.
Posted Jun 27, 2007 12:42 pm

mavericknice...

maverick

Voted 10/10

crapload of snow up there... I was up in YB basin in the first week of May and it doesn't look very different now. Thanks for the beta... I might head up to Sneffels soon.
Posted Jun 28, 2007 1:12 pm

smason505Re: nice...

smason505

Hasn't voted

If you are going back down there, let me know. I am kicking myself for not starting earlier and missing the summit.
Posted Jun 28, 2007 4:10 pm

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