Mount Sneffels Climber's Log

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sierramtngoat

sierramtngoat - Jun 8, 2021 10:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2021

Via Lavender Col, SE Couloir  Sucess!

Long day out due to snow conditions, could only make the lot at 11,400 due to snow on the road. Minor postholing up to Lavendar Couloir; the postholing was even more severe up higher. The v-notch was snow/iced over, exposed as well... cleared a class 4 route starting at the top of the couloir; it is technically more difficult but considerably less exposed.

Levi

Levi - Dec 1, 2020 6:42 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2017

A wonderful experience  Sucess!

My Grandma once gifted me a book about the 14ers. It was the story of a man setting out to climb them all. This book set in me a lifelong dream to see the wonder and beauty of the Great Rocky Mountains. To the mountain climber in me: it gave me a thirst to achieve the same goal. This was my first experience with the legendary 14ers and it was unforgettable. Hope to be back someday.

Marmootle - Nov 12, 2020 9:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2020

Sneffels from SW Ridge  Sucess!

My very first 14er! Approached it along the southwest ridge and am quite happy with that route choice. Some fun scrambling and route finding. Vastly superior to the slow trudge I saw others do up the main route.

ozarkmac

ozarkmac - Sep 29, 2020 9:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2020

SW Ridge from Blue Lakes.   Sucess!

Fun scramble in perfect fall conditions.

JesseSumrak

JesseSumrak - Aug 20, 2020 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2020

Sneffels SW Ridge  Sucess!

Mt. Sneffels via the Southwest Ridge. Started at 6am and was smooth sailing up to the Blue Lakes Pass. SW ridge was a little scary, especially by myself, but it only required a few difficult moves. The summit was fantastic, but the South Slopes route to the bottom absolutely sucked. Loose screw the whole way down — definitely don’t recommend that way.

Kiefer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Standard route from Yankee Boy Basin  Sucess!

Fun climb, great views

brichardsson

brichardsson - 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

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

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

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

Beautiful Class 3 Day  Sucess!

Bluebird day with great company.

BLong

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

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

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

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.

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