Mount Sneffels Climber's Log

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MarkDidier - Oct 16, 2011 11:49 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2011

Southwest Ridge from Blue Lakes Basin  Sucess!

Climbed as part of a 2 night backpack into Blue Lakes Basin. Ascended SW ridge, descended Lavender Col.

Southwest ridge route was fun. Route finding in the pinnacles and gullies was challenging but we found our way relatively easy. The route is fairly well cairned but I wouldn't go in relying on them! Climbed on a Thursday and didn't see anyone until we were ready to start the descent of Lavender Col.


pavellush - Oct 14, 2011 4:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2011

Mt Sneffels from Yankee boy basin access  Sucess!

Mt Sneffels from Yankee boy basin access

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Missing Lawn Chairs, Beer and a Book  Sucess!

Among the more accessible 14ers. 4hrs round trip via Lavendar even after finishing the Wilson group 2 days before. Steep. Flies on top. But a lawn chair and book is dooable. The summit is perched high above the rest of the range.


haytraci - Oct 4, 2011 2:42 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2011

Amazing Views  Sucess!

Great day out in an amazingly beautiful area! I was surprised by how easy and straightforward the standard route was and would love to go back to explore it's many other routes.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Sep 8, 2011 2:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

21st 14er  Sucess!

Finally got my 21st 14er! Cool summit, but it was wayy crowded. Also, the talus and scree is annoying. The views along the route and at the top are some of the best views from any 14er! We flew a kite from the saddle around 13800ft. Great day with great weather!


Rockclimber77 - Sep 5, 2011 4:49 pm

many routes  Sucess!

there are many ways to summit this mountain, the best for me so far is southwest ridge.


zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 5:03 pm

beauty!  Sucess!

imo the most beautiful CO 14er in colorado's most beautiful range


Hyadventure - Jul 5, 2011 7:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011

Nice Snow Climb  Sucess!

It was a nice easy snow climb. My only chance to use my crampons on my June 2011 trip to Colorado.


belexes - Jul 5, 2011 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011

Yankee Boy Basin/Lavender Col  Sucess!

I climbed Sneffels with my CMC BMS instructor, Robert, and his partner, Patrick. Robert and I had summited the Wetterhorn the day before. We parked at the lower trailhead (with the outhouse). There was still a fair amount of snow higher up: Ice axe and crampons were necessary. We reached the top just before 10AM. There was almost no wind at the summit, but the clouds were building swiftly. There was a guy in jeans and a button up shirt at the V slot when we were coming down. I was able to do a few glissades on the descent. It hailed and rained on us a few times when we got back down into the basin. There we a lot of ATVs on the road this day.

Bezoar Goat

Bezoar Goat - Jun 21, 2011 6:28 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2011

Dogleg  Sucess!

Ajpproached Yankee Boy, summitted & "skied" the Dogleg. Mostly shuffled through the choke, but what the hey!

Fantastic snow. Take 60M of rope with you.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jun 20, 2011 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011

Great snow climb  Sucess!

From 11,400 in Yankee Boy Basin I climbed on continuous consolidated snow and in only 2 hours. Crampons very helpful. Beautiful sunrise in the basin.


rockymountaindiva - Jun 19, 2011 11:57 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011

Snow climb without crampons  Sucess!

From 11,350' trailhead in Yankee Boy Basin, started at 6 am and was first to summit! Lots of snow but my MSR Lightning Ascents made it work in view of the fact that I was the only person up there without crampons that day.


LadyWawa - Jun 6, 2011 11:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2011

Great attempt!

Came up from Blaine Basin went down via Blue Lakes. The notch was way too sketchy for me with the cornices and snow but I enjoyed my time atop the couloir. :) I wanted a snow climb and I certainly got one!!

REM - Jun 6, 2011 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1981

From Yankee Boy Basin  Sucess!

Climbed with my Father. I can only "imagine" the view as we were lucky to see our feet in the fog/cloud? This one bears repeating!


habaceeba - Apr 23, 2011 2:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2010

South Ridge from Blue Lakes  Sucess!

Packed and camped at lowest Blue Lake. An excellent day gave way to a bit of snow while I was on the ridge which made going a little slick. Sneffels has an incredibly rewarding summit.
Trip Report Here


SarahThompson - Mar 16, 2011 2:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2004

4x including a winter ascent  Sucess!

7/15/04 - Standard route with my little brother who was visiting from sea level. He felt very sick partyway up to Lavender Col so I finished it off solo.

5/27/07 - Awesome ascent of the Snake Couloir. Descended back into Blaine Basin from Lavendar Col via a great glissade.

7/13/09 - Standard route with my husband, father, brother and father-in-law 2 days after my wedding in Yankee Boy Basin. Special climb.

3/14/11 - Just can't get enough of this mountain. Did a winter ascent of the standard route in near perfect snow conditions. Incredible day, a gift from the mountain gods.


JohnnyCO - Feb 16, 2011 11:49 am

South Ridge  Sucess!

Fun ridge, interesting exposure. Earn the summit!


mattpayne11 - Feb 4, 2011 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

SW Ridge  Sucess!

Chose the path less traveled, which paid off. Very fun climb. Here's my report.


skorpeo - Jan 28, 2011 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2006

Great  Sucess!


Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jan 22, 2011 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2004

Great peak!  Sucess!

2nd time.

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