Mount Sneffels Climber's Log

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Kiefer - Aug 10, 2020 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2020

Tour de Sneffels  Sucess!

Ascended SW Ridge and descended the Lavender Col. Lots of people for a Monday. Went up with Nona & Alise Gladbach.
Great day!!


xDoogiex - Jul 1, 2020 5:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2020

Fun ridge  Sucess!

Southwest ridge up and the easier way down. It lightly snowed and was foggy till 5:30. Made the ridge more fun. High winds and some icy sections too. took the steeper way up the ridge direct to finish it. Didn't know the actual route back down but easy to figure out


ToTheHeights - May 26, 2020 7:54 am Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2020

Ski Descent

03/09/20 w/Ryan Stadheim

Turned around just below the summit due to worsening conditions. Skied down. Epic day!


kteichert - Aug 24, 2019 6:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2019

The mountain the slowed me  Sucess!

Parked and started the hike right where the road for governors basin splits off the Yankee boy basin road and it was 6.6 miles round trip. Didn’t get the data on the elevation gain, cuz I was testing the low power mode on my new Suunto Spartan GPS watch. But I took Niko with me and it was a very pleasant hike. It’s steep and slick, especially going up the rock field to the saddle. But an enjoyable climb up the chute to the summit. The V notch near the top is no joke and Niko and I climbed around it to the right. We descended through the V notch and it was a bit of a jump for Niko but he made it. Shortly after the V notch, I was descending the chute to the saddle and my left leg slipped out from under me, and my right leg stayed behind, so I did the splits. My body weight fell uphill and I landed on my leg, which was pinned on a rock behind me. I felt a big pop on the outside of my ankle. It was a very slow descent as I thought I had broken my ankle.


ayoncha - Mar 19, 2019 4:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2018

Mt Sneffels hike  Sucess!

Camped in Yankee Boy Basin and hiked to the summit the next day--my first 14er!


eli.boardman - Dec 27, 2018 11:48 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2017

Standard route from Yankee Boy Basin  Sucess!

Fun climb, great views


bscott - Aug 29, 2018 4:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2018

a fun route  Sucess!

that was *barely* class 3. good warm up for torreys/grays


ericd - Aug 18, 2018 10:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2018

#40, Ouray lunch followed by a Sneffels summit  Sucess!

TMI trailhead data (2WD, lower/upper 4WD, really?) ...basically add 2 miles if your in a Nissan Sentra rental. Started at 2:30pm, "the new 6am" after a leisurely lunch at Maggies in Ouray. A 6hr climb up the solid rock SW ridge with a NE couloir class 3 variation. Gaining 3,560' in 5.8 miles made this my 40th CO14er to summit. Cheers!


Walkoutnow - Aug 5, 2018 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2018

Wish I had my jeep...  Sucess!

In POS rental, so had to start at @10.7K ft, below the lower TH. We didn't really mind, but hiking up that road for a couple of miles is not that enjoyable. Wishing I had my jeep in Texas while watching all these guys have fun cruising up to the upper TH! We did ok on time though - 3:15 up, and that was taking our time. Fun climb, but if you want more true scrambling, maybe the ridge will provide it.


DukeJH - Jul 17, 2018 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2018

Beautiful Class 3 Day  Sucess!

Bluebird day with great company.


BLong - Jul 12, 2018 4:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2018

SW Ridge > South Slopes   Sucess!

Drove Imogene Pass > Yankee Boy Basin. On the peak SW Ridge > South Slopes


Wheelbarrow - Feb 5, 2018 11:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2017

#20  Sucess!

Made for a nice rest day ;) Quick route with standout views in the Switzerland of America. I spent 2 hours organizing the registry box so I hope its less like a stuffed up trash can if you see it now :)


mlynn25 - Oct 26, 2017 2:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2014

Mount Sneffels  Sucess!

Perfect weather for out summit

rockymountain_guac - Oct 11, 2017 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2017

the 4th  Sucess!

Great Day,


Onager - Jul 7, 2017 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2017

Good times on Snefelofogus  Sucess!

Kieva, Sean and I climbed the standard route, snow towards top of lavender couloir, manageable with microspikes. The route is full of loose rock so descent not so fun.


stokel - Jun 19, 2017 10:29 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2017

Ski Tour  Sucess!

Great summit, not so great skiing.


yadahzoemtn - Mar 18, 2017 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2016

Windy but beautiful  Sucess!

Loved this mountain. Next time I will try the ridge


wannabepeakbagger - Nov 24, 2016 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2016

from Yankee Boy  Sucess!

Shorter hike than I thought. Didn't get started until about 10am. Pretty darn windy out

utclimber - Oct 16, 2016 5:07 pm

Standard route  Sucess!

Hiked some time in the late 90s.


Moogie737 - Sep 6, 2016 7:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2016

On a very windy day  Sucess!

#1 9-05-16 Bad weather the day before chased us off of the ascent to Castle Peak, but today brought deep blue skies, scattered clouds and winds which would have tipped Paul Bunyan over. But we made it anyway. Yankee Boy Basin road (@11,195'), Wrights Lake spur, and you know the rest of the standard route. Up in 3+17. Met many fine people including an 11-year old boy named Lucas who, with his father, joined us on the wind-swept summit. One of my favorite 14ers so far. With Lana. Next time we'll try the southwest ridge from Blue Lakes Pass.

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