Mount Sneffels Climber's Log

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charles97 - Jul 9, 2002 5:25 pm

Route Climbed: Lavender Col Date Climbed: June 18, 2002  Sucess!

I HATE scree! I took the standard Lavender Col route and didn't care for the stretch of scree bed below Lavender Col at all. Another little tip: when you go up the couloir after reaching Lavender Col, don't go all the way to the top! I got stuck up there and ended up doing some pretty scary scrambling. You want to turn left and go up some rocks about 50 feet below the top of the boulder laden couloir. Fortunately on the way down, I found out where I had gone wrong -- good thing too 'cause I had no intention of coming down the way I went up!

Started at the lower end of Yankee Boy Basin at 7:45 because my little Chevy Prizm couldn't make it up the rest of the road. Made the hike much longer than it really was, but it was a gorgeous day for it. There were only 2 other hikers on the mountain (save for the occasional jeep that passed me). What a great way to enjoy the outdoors! Made summit by 11:00 am. Third 14er and first solo.

This is a very enjoyable hike in the summer time, I loved walking through the basin with all the flowers and green grass. Absolutely beautiful!

SoonerJDB - Jul 7, 2002 1:19 pm

Route Climbed: Yankee Boy Basin, Southeast Face Date Climbed: July 3, 2002  Sucess!

Mount Sneffels is a difficult climb, but it is well worth the effort. Start early and get down early is the only way to be sure that you won't be overcome by a thunderstorm (I learned that the hard way). So, keeping that in mind, have fun and don't forget to sign the registry at the summit!


xskier77 - Jul 5, 2002 6:18 pm

Route Climbed: Yankee Boy Basin approach, South Slopes Date Climbed: July 4,2002  Sucess!

Started off to climb the class 3 southwest ridge and made it to about 13,500 when suddently it began to rain which turned to freezing rain, gropple, and finally snow. This made the rock very slippery so we decided to head back down and try again some other day. Little did we know that that other day would be just a few hours later. Around 4pm the clouds broke up and the sun came out. So we decided to give it another try. We dug deep and pushed our way to the summit in a very quick 3 hours using the south slopes route. What an amazing view from this summit. By far the best summit I've hiked.


wayneaflick - Jun 25, 2002 8:49 pm

Route Climbed: Yankee Boy Basin-south slopes Date Climbed: July 6, 1994  Sucess!

This is the first 14'er since I turned 50. My first attempt was laughable. I drove to the end of the Yankee Boy Basin road (it's now closed). Got there after noon. Grabbed my Camera bag, and took off. I made it to the scree col. It was there I realized I shouldn't have taken my camera bag and I should have taken some water. The couloir was full of snow and me with tennis shoes. I went home to reexamine my climbing.

On my second attempt, I drove to the end of the road the night before and spent the night in my PU. Got up at day break, took my camera only, some water etc and climbed to the summit. Wasn't ready for the final 2+ scramble at the summit but I decided I would have to "just do it". I did it. I couldn't take any pictures because I spent about 20 minutes in a cloud. I caught a few glimpses of Blue Lakes but not much else. Sneffels is the only 14'er that can be seen from Grand Junction, my home town. But only on clear days.


climbcolorado - May 26, 2002 7:51 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: 5/25/02  Sucess!

Fun climb with my two dogs! I had to climb a steep coulior to the left because the standard routes final 2+ move was not good for my large dogs!

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney - May 17, 2002 3:42 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest ridge Date Climbed: July 9 2001  Sucess!

Very fun class 3 climb. Descended the standard route back to Yankee Boy.

jeffn - Apr 3, 2002 7:36 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 98  Sucess!

Strange having trucks full of people go by that high but a beautiful hike.


nader - Dec 26, 2001 4:58 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 2001

Rain/Hail from the previous night had washed out the access road & added 2 miles to the hike. I was "tricked" into following the Southwest Ridge instead of the standard route & turned back at about 13500ft due to noon-hour thunder/lightening storm

pailsmurf - May 28, 2001 7:09 pm

Route Climbed: yankee boy basin Date Climbed: aug,94  Sucess!

sneffels was an easy second climb, great for beginners, and it has an extraordinary north face. just a sheer drop.


theplugger - Apr 8, 2001 2:05 pm

Route Climbed: South slopes from Yankee Boy Basin Trailhead Date Climbed: July, 1999  Sucess!

For the most part, a fun hike. I didn't care much for the Scree Col though, but did enjoy the trough from the saddle to the summit. Great views from the summit!!

Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Mar 26, 2001 12:48 pm

Route Climbed: the standard route Date Climbed: August 1994  Sucess!

This is the highest mountain i've hiked and thus far my last 14er. The view was increadible.

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