Mount Sneffels Climber's Log

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PapaBanucci - Jul 6, 2010 10:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

Chilling Start

Driving up Yankee Boy Basin, we were stopped by a number of emergency vehicles ahead on the shelf road. At first, we thought it was search and rescue; then the coroner's vehicle pulled up behind. My understanding is that it was a fireworks-related incident from the night before, where a young man was running to get away from a lit fuse and fell off the shelf. As for the hike, we had large group that then split into three groups. I took the younger kids and we safely made it to about 13,400 ft.


blueshade - Jul 4, 2010 12:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

Mt. Sneffels  Sucess!

Beautiful drive up, nice wildflowers at the beginning of the hike. Great views from the top, especially of the Blue Lakes. Somewhat annoying scree climb, but overall awesome 14er.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Jun 7, 2010 3:41 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2010

Yankee Boy Basin  Sucess!

Ended up on Kismet first, then went over to Sneffels. What a fun peak! Skied from Lavender Col.


shknbke - Jun 5, 2010 9:25 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2010

East slopes from Blaine Basin  Sucess!

The intention was to do the Snake, but we settled on the east slopes, joining the standard route at Lavender Col. Blaine Basin is an amazing place to visit.


scotthsu - May 30, 2010 11:04 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2010

snowclimb & ski descent  Sucess!

of the birthday (south) chutes. Due to our desire to get off the summit quickly due to high winds, the upper part of the ski descent was still scary frozen mini-suncups, but the snow was soft lower down.


dclimb14me - Apr 26, 2010 12:25 am

South Ridge  Sucess!

Yankee Boy Basin to the ridge, love the whole area. Flowers were fantastic and view to the Blue Lakes was bonus


theREALCarpeDM - Apr 8, 2010 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

Nice area  Sucess!

but I didn't like the loose gully route - wish I had gone up the SW ridge.


Misa - Feb 24, 2010 5:52 pm

nice mountain  Sucess!

great hike, sumit with my mom and our dog.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Feb 4, 2010 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

First with Kerr  Sucess!

Camped in Yankee Boy Basin. Did an unknown couloir on a whim, scrambled the south ridge, and survived.


bryangast - Jan 7, 2010 8:36 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 1994

Snow!  Sucess!

Encountered enough snow to want an axe, didn't have one though.

Drewsmith - Dec 11, 2009 10:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2008

AWESOME!!!!!!!!  Sucess!

Ascent by Snake Couloir. Lots of snow. with Andrew.


JB99 - Dec 9, 2009 4:57 pm

Beautiful  Sucess!

One of the prettiest areas I've been to in Colorado. The 12 & 13ers surrounding you are awesome.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Nov 24, 2009 12:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

one of the best  Sucess!

One of my favorrite hikes in Colorado, beautiful mountain.


Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 1:41 am

Snake was the right choice  Sucess!

Got spanked on the N. Face a year earlier, had to come back and climb ice to get this one done! A great route, but a little loose at the top.


PHenry - Oct 8, 2009 9:50 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2009

Birthday chutes in May  Sucess!

Fun snow climb up the chute farthest left...snow was very dusty from the wind storms.


JustinShapiro - Sep 13, 2009 4:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2006

From Yankee Boy Basin  Sucess!

Parked at the 4WD parking and it was a very easy climb. Only took an hour to reach the summit.


byates - Sep 11, 2009 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2009

Easier than I thought  Sucess!

Left the outhouse at 6 am on top at 8 back by 9:30.


climbhighnow - Sep 9, 2009 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2009

Lavender Col  Sucess!

beautiful mountain. 25ft. of hard ass snow made the top of the exit couloir a little hairy with my big ass camera/tripod.

Rocky Alps

Rocky Alps - Sep 8, 2009 7:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2009

Southwest Ridge / Lavender Col Loop  Sucess!

I'd been looking forward to climbing another 14er after a four year hiatus, and Mount Sneffels was my first choice. It was the first big mountain my younger brothers Chris and Johnny have climbed, and they did quite well considering it was their first time scrambling as well. The rocks were a bit loose on the lower sections of the southwest ridge, but the final few hundred yards were really solid and a blast to climb on. The views from the summit were among the best I've seen. Despite not going though Blue Lakes Basin (which I've heard has some great scenery), Yankee Boy Basin was still quite nice as well. I wussed out and didn't park all the way at the top of the 4WD road, but the hike back down was still quite enjoyable. See "Long-Awaited Return to Colorado" trip report for details.


gimpilator - Sep 5, 2009 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

Lavender Col  Sucess!

One of the most interesting routes on a peak I have had the pleasure to ascend. It was a little exhilarating coming down through the v-notch. See my Trip Report about doing seven 14ers in eight days.

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