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ericd12hr day hike
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2017


Summit attempt up Snowmass via the standard east route (no snow). Lower trail was very gradual through an aspen forest, along a bustling stream, and stepping out on hillside vistas. Looking at previous Snowmass trip times, it didn't seem like an overnight was needed and so I hiked car to car. This turned out to be right at the average time of 12hrs. The marshy trail around lake snowmass was terrible so I headed up to the south col at 12,500' instead. Got cliffed out on rotten red rock climbing the ridge line from Trailrider Pass to Snowmass Peak. Tight turn around time for this 22-mile day hike precluded a summit bid.
Posted Aug 27, 2017 11:36 pm

Woodie HopperEast Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2017

Woodie Hopper

One day trail run & climb from the car. Missed the trail along Snowmass Lake on the way up since it was overgrown. Probably for the best because on the way down all along the lake it was flooded and very gooey. Made it about 1/2 way to Trailrider Pass before traversing the big boulder/talus field to the standard route. Tried two class 4 chimneys before getting over the ridge early on the 2nd try. Nice day with gorgeous views all over the Elk Range.
Posted Aug 7, 2017 12:33 am

climber46Snowmass with no snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2012


I climbed Snowmass from Snowmass Lake with my friend Mark. What a beautiful remote lake! We were not well acclimatized and took 6 hours from lake to summit. But going down was easier except that we traversed the boulder field and eventually came to the Trailrider Pass trail. I would not repeat those huge boulders.
Posted Jun 20, 2017 9:24 am

skorpeoNice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2015


I hit both Summits
Posted Dec 14, 2016 12:04 am

utclimberStandard route  Sucess!
Some time in the early 2000s.
Posted Oct 16, 2016 5:12 pm

JustinShapiroBeautiful & Difficult   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016


Took the Lead King Basin approach. The beauty of the ascent was intense, but came at the cost of a long, tedious 2,000+ foot ascent up an extremely steep gully of loose small-to-medium sized boulders. Reaching the actual summit was difficult as it required exposed climbing over large, tower-like boulders. Despite the difficult climb, the summit was rewarding and the views made it all worth it.
Posted Aug 14, 2016 11:57 pm

BLongLast of the Elks 14ers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2015


I had a blast hiking Snowmass Mountain in a day. It was the last 14 in the Elks Range for me. Beautiful views and perfect weather made for a wonderful day.
Posted Sep 20, 2015 1:05 pm

SenadR14ers Finisher  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2015


Snowmass was my Colorado 14ers finisher! One of the best Colorado 14ers climb, great mountain!
Posted Sep 14, 2015 9:33 am

MissHSnowmass w/little talus!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2015


3 days/2 nights, camped just before the log jam. Summit day took a long while due to route finding - took a deviation from the More-Direct Variation on the standard East Slope which made for lots of route finding time, but much less talus/scree. We had wonderful weather!
Posted Sep 7, 2015 10:13 pm

Brad Snider14er Finale!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2012

Brad Snider

Great climb with my dad and uncle for 14er finale! Trip Report
Posted Jul 7, 2015 5:26 pm

Tom FralichTalus Slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2014

Tom Fralich

Did the Four Pass Loop around the Maroon Bells and went up the standard route from our camp at Snowmass Lake. The summit was nice, but the route would have been better with snow...too much talus. Took about 4.5 hours round trip. We saw a long-tailed weasel while pumping water from the lake.
Posted Sep 18, 2014 11:21 pm

DanielLS-Ridge fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2011


Climbed the South Ridge (S-Ridge) from Lead King Basin - a totally awesome route for sure!
Posted Oct 9, 2013 1:07 am

DonnoEast Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1988


With dad. Saw a fisher (?) in camp.
Posted Aug 15, 2013 10:44 am

rockymountaindivaSnow-less mtn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2012


From the lake we carried our crampons most of the way, some folks put them on for a few steps. Remember 2012 the year of no snow?
Posted Jul 26, 2013 3:45 pm

HyadventureWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013


Quick and easy. Wish we had done the "S" ridge, but the weather was threatening and we just decided to do what looked like the quickest route.
Posted Jul 11, 2013 4:33 pm

relicLong time ago  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1982


Date is a guess, from the few years I lived in Colorado. I do remember very enjoyable scrambling on sound granite. Beautiful place.
Posted Feb 23, 2013 1:14 pm

williama3Summited  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007
Beautiful Weather
Posted Jan 27, 2013 10:33 pm

FletchRIP RJ  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012


tough few weeks there...
Posted Dec 28, 2012 4:59 pm

milanBeautiful Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2012
2-days trip to one of the nicest areas.
Posted Oct 21, 2012 5:36 pm

miztflipS Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012


Climbed the excellent S Ridge from Geneva lake. Pretty solid rock with excellent position. Easy 3rd class. Followed up with a traverse on the connecting ridge to Hagerman which was equally as fun although more difficult and loose.
Posted Aug 7, 2012 8:09 pm

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