Mount Sneffels Climber's Log

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Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jun 20, 2011 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011

Great snow climb  Sucess!

From 11,400 in Yankee Boy Basin I climbed on continuous consolidated snow and in only 2 hours. Crampons very helpful. Beautiful sunrise in the basin.


rockymountaindiva - Jun 19, 2011 11:57 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011

Snow climb without crampons  Sucess!

From 11,350' trailhead in Yankee Boy Basin, started at 6 am and was first to summit! Lots of snow but my MSR Lightning Ascents made it work in view of the fact that I was the only person up there without crampons that day.


LadyWawa - Jun 6, 2011 11:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2011

Great attempt!

Came up from Blaine Basin went down via Blue Lakes. The notch was way too sketchy for me with the cornices and snow but I enjoyed my time atop the couloir. :) I wanted a snow climb and I certainly got one!!

REM - Jun 6, 2011 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1981

From Yankee Boy Basin  Sucess!

Climbed with my Father. I can only "imagine" the view as we were lucky to see our feet in the fog/cloud? This one bears repeating!


habaceeba - Apr 23, 2011 2:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2010

South Ridge from Blue Lakes  Sucess!

Packed and camped at lowest Blue Lake. An excellent day gave way to a bit of snow while I was on the ridge which made going a little slick. Sneffels has an incredibly rewarding summit.
Trip Report Here


SarahThompson - Mar 16, 2011 2:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2004

4x including a winter ascent  Sucess!

7/15/04 - Standard route with my little brother who was visiting from sea level. He felt very sick partyway up to Lavender Col so I finished it off solo.

5/27/07 - Awesome ascent of the Snake Couloir. Descended back into Blaine Basin from Lavendar Col via a great glissade.

7/13/09 - Standard route with my husband, father, brother and father-in-law 2 days after my wedding in Yankee Boy Basin. Special climb.

3/14/11 - Just can't get enough of this mountain. Did a winter ascent of the standard route in near perfect snow conditions. Incredible day, a gift from the mountain gods.


JohnnyCO - Feb 16, 2011 11:49 am

South Ridge  Sucess!

Fun ridge, interesting exposure. Earn the summit!


mattpayne11 - Feb 4, 2011 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

SW Ridge  Sucess!

Chose the path less traveled, which paid off. Very fun climb. Here's my report.


skorpeo - Jan 28, 2011 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2006

Great  Sucess!


Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jan 22, 2011 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2004

Great peak!  Sucess!

2nd time.


centrifuge - Jan 13, 2011 7:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2010

SW Ridge  Sucess!

with snow on it, it was exciting and a little extra spicy :)


thatnissanguy - Dec 18, 2010 11:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2010

Sneffels SW ridge  Sucess!

Loved all the airy scrambling. Stayed true to the ridge crest for a good time. Beautiful area!


breauxtrahn - Dec 11, 2010 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2010

Class 2 gully  Sucess!

Snow dusting surrounding peaks, fall color, and one of the most insane forest roads I've ever encountered. 4x4 is the most sane option when driving.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008

Great climb  Sucess!

One of my favorite 14ers. A great climb and short hike :)


noahs213 - Aug 10, 2010 1:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2010

SW Ridge  Sucess!

Raining just about the whole time. Visibility low. But pretty good weather. Nice and cool


mirhash - Aug 5, 2010 12:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010

SW Ridge in the Mist  Sucess!

Took my sister and my best friend up their first 14er! It was a wet yet awesome day :)


metal4lyf - Aug 4, 2010 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

Lavender Col  Sucess!

We started way up at 12460' which felt like cheating a little bit, so we decided to throw in "Kismet" and Cirque. Several hours on the talus and we decided to give it up. Gorgeous area, and I'll certainly be back for Teakettle and Gilpin!


PapaBanucci - Jul 6, 2010 10:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

Chilling Start

Driving up Yankee Boy Basin, we were stopped by a number of emergency vehicles ahead on the shelf road. At first, we thought it was search and rescue; then the coroner's vehicle pulled up behind. My understanding is that it was a fireworks-related incident from the night before, where a young man was running to get away from a lit fuse and fell off the shelf. As for the hike, we had large group that then split into three groups. I took the younger kids and we safely made it to about 13,400 ft.


blueshade - Jul 4, 2010 12:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

Mt. Sneffels  Sucess!

Beautiful drive up, nice wildflowers at the beginning of the hike. Great views from the top, especially of the Blue Lakes. Somewhat annoying scree climb, but overall awesome 14er.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Jun 7, 2010 3:41 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2010

Yankee Boy Basin  Sucess!

Ended up on Kismet first, then went over to Sneffels. What a fun peak! Skied from Lavender Col.

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