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Jay MoonRidge Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2017

Jay Moon

Climbed it as part of a high ridge run from Loveland Pass TH to Torreys & back.
Posted Aug 21, 2017 6:00 pm

danegarreau2nd 13er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2017

danegarreau

5/31/2017-------Mount Sniktau and “Cupid” Peak: Colorado----13,235’ and 13, 117’
This is my first 13er and I’m not going to lie; I was intimidated before we began this hike. I could feel that my breathing was labored last night as soon as we got to Georgetown. At 8500’ this would be the highest that I’ve ever slept before. So then the ride to the trailhead also freaked me out a little. Yikes!!!!!! The twists and turns!!!

Onto the hike…….Scott and I left the trailhead at 6:30am. The temperature was in the low 30s and there was snow everywhere! We began up to the main ridge, which is crazy steep! We labored but we were able to get to the T-junction (Pt. 12,915) in a very decent time. It was here that we met 69 year old Richard Scott. We would take turns overtaking one another but sharing stories and chatted about the hike each time we passed. Great conversation with someone who has been hiking these mountains since the 1950s! As far as I could tell we were the only ones to summit at this point in the morning and we didn’t pass anyone on the way back down either.

Turning left we went over towards Sniktau and it seemed very easy until we got to the false summit. The real summit was quite steep but there was no reason to put on the microspikes, the snow was still pretty firm but not slick. We would summit Sniktau at 8:52am. Richard Scott summited about 10 minutes later and we shared more stories. What an amazing hike!!!! I’m almost 30 years old and this is the most snow that I’ve ever seen in my life!

From here we headed back down to the T-junction and stayed straight to go towards “Cupid.” The route was very straight forward and we summited at 10:47am.

On the way back down the mountain it started snowing on us!!!! Perfect trip!!!
o Begin at 11,990’, summit Sniktau at 13,234’, back down to Pt. 12,915, then summit “Cupid” at 13, 117’.
o 7 miles round trip
o Combined total of over 2200’ of elevation gain.
Posted Jun 25, 2017 2:41 pm

ShayleeCupid  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

Shaylee

8-14-16
Posted Sep 22, 2016 10:53 pm

KesslerCupid  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

Kessler

8-14-2016
Posted Sep 22, 2016 10:48 pm

ScottCupid  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

Scott

Shaylee, Kessler, Kimberly and I climbed Mount Sniktau and Cupid Peak from Loveland Pass. We got a fairly late start, but the weather was beautiful. There was some smoke and haze in the air, but there was no threat of thunderstorms.

We climbed Sniktau first, passing over unranked 13,152 along the way. Along the way we saw one marmot and many pikas.

After climbed Sniktau, we returned to Wishbone Pass and climbed Cupid. We watched an entertaining marmot on the summit while we were eating our lunch. Kim didn't want to continue on to Grizzly Peak, so we returned. Kim and I took the bypass trail around Wishbone Trail, while the kids took the longer way over Wishbone Pass again. We met at the junction.

It was a good hike.
Posted Aug 20, 2016 9:16 pm

xDoogiexFun day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2016

xDoogiex

With Grizzly Peak D
Posted Jun 2, 2016 7:21 am

chicagotransplantRidge Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2015

chicagotransplant

Third time, "Y" loop with Sniktau and Grizzly. Great late fall hike, easy access for when the mountains start to get snowy!
Posted Nov 8, 2015 10:55 pm

vimana aircraftBlue Skies!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2015

vimana aircraft

A good amount of snow from this weekend's storms!!!!!! Beautiful blue skied solo ascent!!!
Posted Apr 29, 2015 12:58 pm

captain.ronAmazing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2014

captain.ron

A great time
Posted Jan 5, 2015 2:45 am

shanahan96twice thus far  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2004

shanahan96

first ever winter summit! the wind was blowing pretty hard that day.

jamie
Posted Dec 5, 2014 12:11 am

Liba Kopeckovavery windy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2014

Liba Kopeckova

from Loveland Pass, started with Sniktau, over Cupid and to Grizzly Peak.
Duchess did great. Extremely strong winds.
Posted Oct 26, 2014 9:39 pm

rmjwintersW/Sniktau & Grizzly  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2014

rmjwinters

Just part of something else
Posted Sep 26, 2014 8:50 pm

BradBartickWith Sniktau...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2014

BradBartick

Climbing Cupid is like having a layover in Dallas and saying you have been to Dallas.
Posted Aug 2, 2014 7:26 pm

Climbing JackFun day.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012

Climbing Jack

With Grizzly.
Posted Jul 21, 2014 9:38 pm

Boriss AndeanOn the way to Grizzly  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2013

Boriss Andean

Nice hike on the way to Grizzly Peak.
Posted Dec 27, 2013 11:27 pm

alpineairNice bump..,  Sucess!
on the way to Torreys.
Posted Nov 14, 2013 10:25 am

rkymtnLoveland Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2006

rkymtn

I hit this on my first climb of Grizzly. It was a cold and windy day where a down parka and ski goggles were beneficial.
Posted Jun 17, 2013 3:22 pm

jfulcherfrom Loveland Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2013

jfulcher

w/Sniktau and Grizzly.
Posted Jun 14, 2013 6:49 pm

Hotovencloudy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2013

Hotoven

Hiked up with the wife. Started to snow on the way down.
Posted May 4, 2013 8:36 pm

SarahThompsonGreat winter hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2005

SarahThompson

3/20/05 - With Grizzly from Loveland Pass.

1/26/13 - From Loveland Pass. Continued on to Grizzly, Torreys, and Grays and ended at Stevens Gulch TH (car shuttle).
Posted Feb 12, 2013 12:08 am

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