Mount Sneffels Climber's Log

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richnyc

richnyc - Jan 25, 2014 11:42 pm Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2014

Winter climb: Yankee Boy Basin - Lavender Col route  Sucess!

Nothing beats climbing Colorado's 14ers in Winter. Had a long day due to the winter road closure, so I had to start 4.5 miles lower than the usual summer starting spot at the the "Lower TH". Conditions were ideal, clear skies and windless. Only saw another young couple trying the climb. I did it solo: 15 miles in total, 5250 feet elevation gain, 9 hours roundtrip (5:30hrs to the summit). I started late, at 8:45am, summited at around 2:15pm, left the summit at 2:45pm, back in my car by 5:45pm, 20 mins after sunset. For the most part, the trail was hard packed. It didn't snow here for two weeks;) Only used snowshoes for about an hour. Crampons and ice axe were useful, esp. above Lavender Col. Otherwise, below the Upper TH, I switched to microspikes (lighter than crampons) for faster and safer walking on iced up trail or on the road. Great day!!!

Kevintheclimber

Kevintheclimber - Dec 31, 2013 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2012

Early summer climb   Sucess!

My first 14er. Fun scrambling, especially near the top (there was a crux)

Wouldnt mind doing it again earlier in the year as a snow climb.

alpineair - Nov 23, 2013 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2012

Lavender Col  Sucess!

Want to come back for more snow climbing!

MadGrad96

MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 7:44 am

Tour de Sneffels  Sucess!

Climbed multiple times. Loved the Tour de Sneffels route.

DanielL

DanielL - Oct 9, 2013 1:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2013

Foggy Southwest Ridge climb  Sucess!

Climbed the Southwest Ridge route through awesome low-hanging clouds!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Sep 1, 2013 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2013

Southwest Ridge from Yankee Boy Basin  Sucess!

Thanks to the Rubicon this was a short approach to a nice, sustained scramble. A lot of folks not wearing helmets on this route, pretty crazy considering all the loose rock. Great rest day sandwiched in between more demanding objectives! Cooperative weather, too. Beer and burgers at Outay Brewery followed by Wiesbaden hot springs and vapor caves. Total bliss, life is good!

birdhead

birdhead - Aug 2, 2013 11:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2013

Standard Route  Sucess!

Yankee Boy Basin was cool and the drive was interesting. Can't say much about the view from the summit because we were completely socked in with clouds!

Peakbug

Peakbug - Jul 7, 2013 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2004

Honeymoon 14er  Sucess!

Climbed with rkymtn on our Colorado Roadtrip Honeymoon.

Paul McClellan

Paul McClellan - Jun 30, 2013 2:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2013

Snow in couloir  Sucess!

Climbed Lavender Col and the couloir above through the V notch. Some snow in the couloir - my ice axe was helpful.

JRaphaelson

JRaphaelson - Jun 2, 2013 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2013

Route: Yankee Boy-SW  Sucess!

Awesome hike with spectacular views and a fun snow climb up with awesome glissading down.

tjbst47

tjbst47 - Apr 11, 2013 9:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2011

summit  Sucess!

Getting down from the summit was a bit steep.

bvandenzen

bvandenzen - Feb 24, 2013 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012

Standard Route...  Sucess!

Beautiful, dry morning. Got a touch of altitude sickness near the top and on the way down.

awhite28

awhite28 - Dec 25, 2012 1:23 pm

Sneffels  Sucess!

SW ridge via Blue Lakes. Fun climb!

I like it on top

I like it on top - Nov 24, 2012 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012

Southwest Ridge  Sucess!

Perfect day. The southwest ridge was a great route, lots of fun.

ajberry

ajberry - Oct 27, 2012 11:40 am Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012

Traverse: Blue Lakes up, Blaine Basin down.  Sucess!

The Blue Lakes/Blaine Basin Sneffels traverse made for an excellent day. Recommended. Descent in to Blaine Basin from Lavender Col was straight forward: scree run followed by an extensive boulder-hopping segment. Easy enough to pick up the Blaine Basin trail at around tree line.

milan - Oct 21, 2012 5:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

A monarch  Sucess!

This is one of my favorite mountains. It's a monarch on it's own range in San Juan Mountains, A great trip, ascended the Lavender Culoir and dislocated my shoulder in the V-Notch. The colors are awesome, really beautiful place.

Mlasky

Mlasky - Sep 27, 2012 1:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2012

Honeymoon Peak  Sucess!

Our second peak on our honeymoon. My husband's 2nd 14K+ and my 9th. Threatened rain the whole morning and let loose on our descent. Never gotten that wet before. Cool climb though.

geoturtle

geoturtle - Aug 8, 2012 2:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2011

1st fourteener  Sucess!

First fourteener! Wanting to do SW ridge next..

dandrew

dandrew - Aug 4, 2012 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012

Nice views, crowded, I hate scree  Sucess!

Left lower trailhead at 7a.m. on a Saturday. The scree slopes were slow going. Had clear weather with no wind. Great views. Started down and encountered the crowds coming up. Yankee Boy Basin is beautiful, but too crowded.

bighornmonkey

bighornmonkey - Aug 2, 2012 11:52 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012

climbed the SW ridge up

10th 14er this year.
Up the SW ridge, down the standard route.

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