Mount Sneffels Climber's Log

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ouray19 - Aug 18, 2007 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2004

Mt. Sneffels  Sucess!

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!


HokieJim - Aug 16, 2007 2:40 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

2nd timer...  Sucess!

and I'll be back for more! Climbed the SW ridge this time and I just can't get enough of this mountain!


ktiffany22 - Aug 13, 2007 10:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Climb via the SW ridge  Sucess!

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)!


PHenry - Aug 1, 2007 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2004

up 7 over blue lakes pass  Sucess!

Beautiful,long hike & climb from blue lakes trailhead,over the pass & down into yankee boy. Ascended via Lavender Col.


bernardhohman - Jul 31, 2007 10:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Southwest Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the Southwest ridge from Yankee Boy Basin. Great finish coming up the ridge!

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Jul 29, 2007 6:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2007

S. Ridge  Sucess!

Interesting route, certainly suspect rock in places


jeffrawn - Jul 24, 2007 1:35 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Lavendar Col  Sucess!

Great follow-up to the SP Gathering in the San Juans. I enjoyed a second day with kilimanjaro1, vanny37, chicagotransplant and kane. I can see why Aaron says this is his favorite CO 14er. Beautiful mountain and fun climb, especially the snow and scramble at the top.


vanny37 - Jul 23, 2007 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Southwest Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with chicagotransplant and Kane. Great ridge route. The main gully to the ridge had some soft snow that required a few harder moves than most likely would be required with the gully dry. Top portion of the climb is stellar. Descended standard route.


chicagotransplant - Jul 23, 2007 11:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

SW Ridge ascent, standard route descent  Sucess!

SP Gathering "epilogue" peak. Kane, Vanny37 and I headed up the ridge while kilimanjaro1 and jeffrawn headed up the Lavender Col route. Still some snow and ice in gullies used to gain the ridge crest. 3rd class mud, wet rock, loose rock and a few 4th class moves will also be required until it fully melts out. The ridge crest itself is great though!

Also still snow on the upper gully on the standard route (which we descended).

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jul 11, 2007 9:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

Fun Snow!  Sucess!

Awesome early morning snow climb for the whole way up. I wouldn't have climbed it any other way. The views were beautiful as well.


rdmc - Jun 7, 2007 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006

Lavender Col  Sucess!

Beautiful day for a hike, even though the snow clouds moved in on us about 2/3 up. We enjoyed the hike anyway. Peak was socked in when we got there, so didn't get to see the view, but hope to go back just for that. Sun was out and shining bright again, about 2/3 down. It's amazing how that works. :o)


Britette - May 21, 2007 10:33 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2007

Sneffels B'day Chutes  Sucess!

From YBB up Lavender Col to summit and then skied the B'day Chutes/S. Face. See my album for pics.


mountainchris25 - Jan 22, 2007 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2002

First 14er  Sucess!

This was my first 14er and still my favorite! Climbed by the standard route.


Flex - Jan 21, 2007 10:10 pm

Snake Couloir May/01  Sucess!

Started from Yankee Boy Basin, nearly summited via the standard route, dropped down to the N Face and up the Snake Couloir for a great tour de Sneffles. A beautiful peak.


boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 1988

my favorite  Sucess!

Remains my favorite 14ers. Spectacular to look at from the north. Yankee Boy has incredible flowers. The peak has some scrambling and great views into the San Juans


ruthschlein - Nov 13, 2006 1:28 am

Mt Sneffels  Sucess!

Nothin' like a little bluegrass fest in telluride and then some fun in the mountains. we did some scrambling up the ridge with mostly rock, and some snow, from blue lakes. It took longer to walk down the standard route, that way is thin slippery scree, and I think that the steeper way we came up would be better for the descent as well. great view of surrounding mountains from the top.

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Oct 23, 2006 10:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2005

Exciting climb  Sucess!

Climbed with a friend via Lavender Col. Snow and ice in the couloir made this more difficult--the escape notch near the top of the gully was covered in ice. Lots of fun. Beautiful sunrise in Yankee Boy Basin.

royswkr - Sep 22, 2006 2:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 1991

Another classic  Sucess!

Interesting ascent up long talus gullies


Alcas24 - Aug 30, 2006 2:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2005

Lavender Col  Sucess!

Really nice climb. Super windy on top by clear, nices views of fall colors.


pjenson05 - Aug 17, 2006 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006

Easy Standard Route  Sucess!

Easier than I thought. It was only tough through the initial gulley. 4 Hours round trip with a good break on the summit. We were in the clouds on top.

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