Mount Sneffels Climber's Log

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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.


strudolyubov - Aug 24, 2009 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

Southwest Ridge  Sucess!

Summited Mount Sneffels (second summit since 2001) via Southwest Ridge route starting from the lower Yankee Boy TH. Returned the same way. Fun scramble, great views!


PhenomenalWoman - Aug 22, 2009 10:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009

First 14er!!  Sucess!

My second official peak during my Colorado journey. An ill-equipped climber managed to get his rental car stuck on the road between the lower and upper trail heads at Yankee Boy Basin, so we added an extra 4 miles roundtrip to our day. Approach was relatively easy, however ascent was somewhat difficult on the loose dirt and rock. Choose to climb boulders on the way up. Reached the summit as snow started to fall, leaving the top empty for us to enjoy. Very nice experience, and great memories of my first 14er. :)


Eleutheros - Aug 20, 2009 2:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009

Via Yankee Boy & Lav Col  Sucess!

An unsuspecting Ford Edge lay pierced by a subversive boulder, blocking access to the upper trailhead.

It snowed for a short time on the summit, sending other adventurers sliding down the scree of Sneffels' rusty, rotten slopes. We remained on top as the weather cleared to allow breathtaking views of jagged peaks, deep basins, the Teakettle, Dallas, the Blue Lakes, Ridgway and beyond. I would like to climb this again in winter!


TiogaBradford - Aug 2, 2009 12:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2009

Floored by the Beauty!  Sucess!

Maybe the most beautiful hike of the seven 14ers I've climbed. Yankee Boy Basin is truly spectacular! We took the Standard Route, but once we got to the snow gully, we had to climb up the rock ridge on the left due to frozen-over, slick snow (we had no crampons). The same snow gully was thawed out and slushy on the way down. Couldn't have asked for better weather and better company! (my two brothers and a great friend).


pyerger - Jul 31, 2009 3:13 pm

the snake  Sucess!

The snake!! A little late in the season.


bruceg - Jul 30, 2009 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 1989

Standard route  Sucess!

Great climb.


dakotaconcrete - Jul 29, 2009 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2009

Redemption via Blue Lakes  Sucess!

Great success, summitted solo from Blue Lakes Trailhead and linked up with the standard route! Awesome scenary and spectacular summit views! Some snow still remained in the Lavender so I utilized the adjacent western ridgeline.

I am so thrilled to have finally summitted this fantastic mountain I've gazed at, on 'many a trips' heading southbound from Montrose!


Tahawus - Jul 25, 2009 5:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2009

Mount Sneffels  Sucess!

Climbed via the South Slopes from Yankee Boy Basin. A beautiful hike through the basin to Sneffels' talus-strewn slopes. Once at the col the climb became more difficult. In order to avoid the snow, we took the alternative cairned route to the summit. After hearing a clap of thunder in the distance during our short respite on the summt we quickly made our way back to the trailhead at the bottom of Yankee Boy Basin.

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