Up and down the standard route. The gully leading up to the col is quite a mess, but that's okay! Fantastic scenery here for sure.
A ridiculously late start, made it to the top just in time to see rain headed straight for the summit. Time to go! Rumble rumble...time to move faster! Rain and grauple coming down pretty good by the time I got back to the snow in the gully above the col. The small storm had passed by the time I was back on the col, thank goodness, cause before it left it sent down a bolt that must have hit the mountain somewhere nearby. Flash...BOOM!!! Holy crap.
Headed up Lavender Col to hit up my 21st 14er summit on my 21st bday. The view from the summit made this climb extra special. The scenery around Sneffels is spectacular...some of the best in Colorado! Didn't really enjoy the slog up loose rock and scree in Lavender Col however...I'd love to try th SW ridge route the next time I head up Sneffels.
Climbed up the SW ridge above Blue Lake. The weather was spectacular. Came in right around 6 hours round trip. Still lots of snow in the couloirs.
Climbed a short couloir to access the SW Ridge. Descended the standard route from Yankee Boy.
Highly recommend this route. Its a fun little scramble.
This was my second climb of Sneffels. There was still snow in the upper couloir on the standard route. We encountered a family who were in over their heads. I got to physically assist one of them back down the snow.
This was my first climb of Sneffels. I did the standard South Slopes route from Yankee Boy Basin.
Hiked the South Slopes from Yankee Boy Basin Trailhead with my friend Keith. Nice views of the Blue Lakes and Dallas Peak.
Wasn't prepared for the still heavy snowpack in early July. Without crampons/axe didn't want to attempt the last steep gully climb coming from Yankee Boy Basin.
2nd time up, need to do it in winter now
7/30/10- repeated the SW ridge w/aaron and the davis guys after having this sneffels idea popped on me just before leaving for vacation. what a fun, unexpected way to start a trip!
8/31/07- climbed the much easier than expected southwest ridge with jamie, mike and kiefer. it was a nice, short day to kick off a three-day labor day climbing weekend!
tried kismet, but clouds began to loom so we high-tailed back into yankee boy basin.
THis was my first 14er. Been hooked ever since.
Was extremely surprised at how short this ridge actually was. Nice summit but a little disappointing. Was expecting, I don't know, more of a challenge?
Good day out though. Yankee Boy Basin is stunning!
Scrambled with Shanahan96, JamieNellis and Aaron Ihinger.
The South Ridge is great. Had great weather, and was able to spend about a hour on the summit. Great mountain!
Summited via the South Ridge route, came down the Lavender Coulior. Great climb, one of my favorites. Awesome views from the top to the north, and back across the San Juans.
This was the first 14'er I ever tried, not really knowing what I was getting into yet. I did not succeed the first time. The second time I went with snow in the couloir and thought it was a lot easier!
and I'll be back for more! Climbed the SW ridge this time and I just can't get enough of this mountain!
WOW- what FUN sustained class 3 climbing! A beautiful day for my 42nd 14er summit:-) We loop hiked and came down the standard route... Only negative: I was shocked at the number of people going down the gully without helmets on (it seemed that the parking lot of people kicked down a rock every 2 minutes)!
Beautiful,long hike & climb from blue lakes trailhead,over the pass & down into yankee boy. Ascended via Lavender Col.
Climbed the Southwest ridge from Yankee Boy Basin. Great finish coming up the ridge!