Mount Sneffels Climber's Log

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Kiefer - Dec 7, 2021 9:44 am Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2021

Plan B  Sucess!

Meant to hike Gilpin Peak but conditions warranted crampons which, I didn't have. So I ascended the SW Ridge on Sneffels instead & descended Lavander. Good day. Dry conditions. Snow was icy & bulletproof.


utahjimk - Sep 20, 2021 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2021

majestic scenery!  Sucess!

started from East Dallas Creek TH (Blue Lakes TH) and top via Lavender Couloir. 'dodged a bullet' - night after the hike it rained much of the time; the Sneffels ridge-line had a blanket of fresh snow seen as I departed for home.


aarobkol - Sep 11, 2021 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2021

SW Ridge from Blue Lakes TH  Sucess!

Day hike from Blue Lakes TH. Started a little before 5, summited at 8:30. Ridge was very fun - a few route finding challenges and parts where I to backtrack a bit. Might have helped if I had done any research at all - oh well. I didn't feel like anything was particularly difficult, the only sections that required real climbing had quite stable rock. But I could see how this would be a real challenge for someone not used to Class 3 scrambling. I went back across the ridge to avoid the horrid looking slopes of the standard route.


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

SW Ridge from Blue Lakes.   Sucess!

Fun scramble in perfect fall conditions.


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 - 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


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 - 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 :)

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