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Panthera unciaSnowmassless!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2007

Panthera uncia

My favorite climb so far... Climbed the east snowless slopes and watched the sunrise from the summit. This 14er rocks!
Posted Aug 24, 2007 4:12 pm

shanahan96snowfield and ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007


with jamie and mike....climbed the namesake snowfield to the summit ridge around 13,850 feet. the ridge was an unexpected surprise with lots of class three and four terrain to cross before reaching the summit.

can't believe i passed on north snowmass. the glissades, especially the first one(1000+ feet, just flat-out ripped), back towards snowmass lake were really fun!

Posted Aug 12, 2007 1:28 am

Scott RogersAwesome!  Sucess!

Scott Rogers

Did this one last summer. The sunflowers from Lead King Basin were amazing!!!
Posted Jul 11, 2007 10:41 pm

cftbqSnowmass West Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007


A long day from the Lead King Basin TH for me and trishapajean. We climbed the left-most gully most of the way, then wrapped around to the north and ended up traversing most of the summit ridge. Spectacular exposure!
Posted Jul 8, 2007 3:22 pm

chicagotransplantSnow field to ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007


Climbed with Shanahan96, Jamie Nellis and Denalibound from Snowmass Lake. Long hike in/out with heavy pack, but this is the route we wanted. What's Snowmass without climbing the namesake snow field? Due to hard snow on the back of the ridge we opted to stay as close to the crest as possible. This resulted in some extra scrambling than normal, and several short class 4 moves at the various gendarmes. Great fun!

Also traversed out to tag "North Snowmass", excellent views of Capitol and Pierre Lakes from the north summit. Its worth the extra 20 minutes!
Posted Jun 11, 2007 10:11 am

BritetteFrom Snowmass lake
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006


Hiked in Snowmass Creek route and camped at the lake. Wish it was earlier since there wasn't much snow - that damn talus field is tough in tele boots. Anyway climbed to the ridge and skied from there. Did not fancy climbing the ridge to the summit in tele boots so neglected to summit. Ski was fun though. Long hike out with 50lb pack.
Posted Jun 4, 2007 12:15 pm

sbkelleyLake Geneva  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006


TalusMonkey, Greg, and I camped above Lake Geneva, traversed over to the trail and went up the west slopes route. Steep talus and amazing lakes on the way up.
Posted May 24, 2007 6:31 pm

TiogaBradfordWhat a day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005


Incredible day! This was my 2nd 14er and my first Class 3 peak. We started hiking that day at about 2am, made it to the lake by sunrise, and summitted around 10am. I think we finished hiking that day around 5pm, after about 15 hours and 20 miles. My friend Dave and I were dead exhausted.

The scenery and scrambling were great, but the scree field was less than fun....
Posted Sep 23, 2006 12:41 am

km_donovanStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2006


It was more like "Snowmassless" Fun climb, great weather.
Posted Sep 7, 2006 10:20 pm

jclementsStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006


Would rather have had snow to ski/glissade down. Weather stayed nice all day, just cloudy enough.
Posted Aug 10, 2006 5:25 pm

crzyjtSnowmass Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006


A fun scramble.
Posted Aug 9, 2006 6:50 pm

Brian KaletThe S-Ridge (ascent), West Face via Marble (descent)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

Brian Kalet

10 hours roundtrip. Trip Report
Posted Aug 7, 2006 5:20 pm

sdhagerRoute Climbed: Snowmass Lake via Snowmass Creek Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2005


Awesome Trip! Great stream crossing near oxbow lake. Loved the ridge scramble. Lots of snow!
Posted Aug 5, 2006 9:23 pm

mountainzen107Route Climbed: Snowmass Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2006


The most technical climb thus far, and physically demanding. I had heard of the Elk Range being rather rugged and remote, but I had no idea. The entire hike to base camp was gorgeous, filled with marmots and columbines. Lake is suberb, and fishing was great!
Posted Jul 28, 2006 4:44 pm

Mike McSnowmass Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006

Mike Mc

Straight up the snowfield to the saddle between Snowmass and North Snowmass...Gorgeous!
Posted Jul 19, 2006 3:04 am

AsphazellSnowmass Lake/East Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006


Great trip with two great friends! Hike to the lake was long, but the lake and the East Couloir were INCREDIBLE! Snowmass is in my top 5 favorite summits. Definitely glad we did this while there was a good deal of snow up there, wish it had been a little cooler though.
Posted Jul 3, 2006 9:06 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: Snowmass Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006


A Great Day & Summit. The 8 mile backpack out was a little rough with blistered feet. Well worth it though.
Posted Jun 26, 2006 6:45 am

Mountain JimFrom Lead King Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 1968

Mountain Jim

Nice ridge scramble.
Posted Mar 23, 2006 7:53 pm

markhyamsStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 1999


Beautiful mountain. An enchanting wilderness experience.
Posted Mar 5, 2006 5:52 pm

shknbkeRoute Climbed: S-Ridge Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2005  Sucess!


Got extremely lucky with a rare warm, bluebird day in early Oct and climbed the seldom visited S-Ridge. Started from 10800' trailhead at Silver Creek off FR 315 after starting on the wrong ridge. The S-Ridge is a classic climb with solid rock for the most part. The climb is mostly class 3 with some class 4-5 if you stay on the ridge crest. It took us 5 hrs from Little Gem Lake at a slow pace.
Posted Oct 3, 2005 1:17 am

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