Mount Sniktau Climber's Log

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tehbea5t

tehbea5t - May 27, 2018 11:33 am Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2018

Beautiful Day  Sucess!

Only person out there except for one skier. This was before the snow starting picking up this year and it was a very manageable climb except for the wind chill.

Jay Moon

Jay Moon - Aug 21, 2017 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2017

Bonus Peak  Sucess!

Tacked it on at the end of a long ridge run from Loveland Pass to Torreys & back. Watched the eclipse from the TH with some new friends!

danegarreau

danegarreau - Jun 25, 2017 2:40 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2017

My First 13er  Sucess!

5/31/2017-------Mount Sniktau and “Cupid” Peak: Colorado----13,235’ and 13, 117’
This is my first 13er and I’m not going to lie; I was intimidated before we began this hike. I could feel that my breathing was labored last night as soon as we got to Georgetown. At 8500’ this would be the highest that I’ve ever slept before. So then the ride to the trailhead also freaked me out a little. Yikes!!!!!! The twists and turns!!!

Onto the hike…….Scott and I left the trailhead at 6:30am. The temperature was in the low 30s and there was snow everywhere! We began up to the main ridge, which is crazy steep! We labored but we were able to get to the T-junction (Pt. 12,915) in a very decent time. It was here that we met 69 year old Richard Scott. We would take turns overtaking one another but sharing stories and chatted about the hike each time we passed. Great conversation with someone who has been hiking these mountains since the 1950s! As far as I could tell we were the only ones to summit at this point in the morning and we didn’t pass anyone on the way back down either.

Turning left we went over towards Sniktau and it seemed very easy until we got to the false summit. The real summit was quite steep but there was no reason to put on the microspikes, the snow was still pretty firm but not slick. We would summit Sniktau at 8:52am. Richard Scott summited about 10 minutes later and we shared more stories. What an amazing hike!!!! I’m almost 30 years old and this is the most snow that I’ve ever seen in my life!

From here we headed back down to the T-junction and stayed straight to go towards “Cupid.” The route was very straight forward and we summited at 10:47am.

On the way back down the mountain it started snowing on us!!!! Perfect trip!!!
o Begin at 11,990’, summit Sniktau at 13,234’, back down to Pt. 12,915, then summit “Cupid” at 13, 117’.
o 7 miles round trip
o Combined total of over 2200’ of elevation gain.

Shaylee

Shaylee - Sep 22, 2016 10:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

Sniktau  Sucess!

8-14-16

Kessler

Kessler - Sep 22, 2016 10:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

Sniktau  Sucess!

8-14-2016

Scott

Scott - Aug 20, 2016 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

Sniktau  Sucess!

Shaylee, Kessler, Kimberly and I climbed Mount Sniktau and Cupid Peak from Loveland Pass. We got a fairly late start, but the weather was beautiful. There was some smoke and haze in the air, but there was no threat of thunderstorms.

We climbed Sniktau first, passing over unranked 13,152 along the way. Along the way we saw one marmot and many pikas.

After climbed Sniktau, we returned to Wishbone Pass and climbed Cupid. We watched an entertaining marmot on the summit while we were eating our lunch. Kim didn't want to continue on to Grizzly Peak, so we returned. Kim and I took the bypass trail around Wishbone Trail, while the kids took the longer way over Wishbone Pass again. We met at the junction.

It was a good hike.

secander

secander - Apr 22, 2016 11:01 am Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2016

Great Outing  Sucess!

Loveland Pass was clear and it took us 2 hours to reach the summit from the pass using snowshoes and breaking trail.

xDoogiex

xDoogiex - Apr 9, 2016 1:55 am Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2016

Terrible weather  Sucess!

Over 50mph wind and my first whiteout coming back down between Sniktauand and the south summit. Got lost and started going down a gulley

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Nov 8, 2015 10:55 pm Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2015

Ridge Run

Third time, "Y" loop with Grizzly and "Cupid". Great late fall hike, easy access for when the mountains start to get snowy!

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Jun 23, 2015 10:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2015

Perfect day  Sucess!

Short visit up to Sniktau. Good weather.

vimana aircraft

vimana aircraft - Apr 29, 2015 1:02 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2015

Overcast and Snowy  Sucess!

Wonderful snowy solo ascent!!!

ashish

ashish - Feb 12, 2015 12:19 am Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2013

whiteout  Sucess!

White out and dusk on the way back. went off route several times till finally found the ridge to the pass.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Oct 26, 2014 9:33 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2014

very windy  Sucess!

Hike with Duchess - super strong winds, started with Sniktau, and went over Cupid to Grizzly and back to Loveland Pass.
Duchess what a trooper.

Dirty Dan

Dirty Dan - Oct 9, 2014 12:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2014

First Mountain  Sucess!

This was my very first summit. It was so cloudy we couldn't see more than 100 feet or so in every direction the entire hike.

rmjwinters

rmjwinters - Sep 26, 2014 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2014

W/Cupid & Grizzly  Sucess!

From the pass

mjp20k

mjp20k - Sep 15, 2014 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

Easy climb from Loveland Pass  Sucess!

Great views

Climbing Jack

Climbing Jack - Jul 21, 2014 9:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011

From the Pass.  Sucess!

With Dad.

wbass

wbass - Jul 21, 2014 1:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2014

Watkins  Sucess!

A little too much road and airplane noise on this quick summit, but views and flowers compensate. Beggars can't be choosers.

BradBartick

BradBartick - May 4, 2014 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2014

Sun in, snow out  Sucess!

Submitted in warm sunny weather. Descended in near white-out but was close to car when visibility dropped to ~100 feet.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Apr 21, 2014 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2014

Perfect 1/2 day altitude run  Sucess!

Definately a 13-fun trip out. Better than a trail run on the Front Range

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