Mount Sniktau Climber's Log

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eferesen - Feb 25, 2024 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2024

Cold Cold Day  Sucess!

Hiked Cupid and Sniktau


aakers - Dec 12, 2023 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2023

Loveland Pass Peaks Traverse  Sucess!

Started early at 5:20AM, and witnessed a beautiful sunrise over the valley and backlit snow blowing off of Torrey's Peak. The ridgeline, past Cupid especially, was quite windy, as is to be expected. Summited Grizzly by 8AM, with a wonderful panorama of the Front Range mountains and A-Basin and Keystone Ski Areas. Finished the day out with a quick Sniktau summit before the snow got terribly soft.


Walkoutnow - Feb 12, 2023 12:46 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2023

Bluebird day  Sucess!

Wind didn't hit until the saddle. From there, below freezing wind chills. But, beautiful day other than that. Getting acclimatized. After only 14 hours at altitude, the first trek up to that altitude is always tough.


nico_smith - Aug 16, 2022 10:01 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2022

Quick summit  Sucess!

Started the hike at 5:50 and was able to make the summit an hour later. Not too many people on the way up but traffic was picking up on the way down.


hgrapid - Jul 18, 2022 12:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2022

Simple hike from Loveland Pass  Sucess!

Quick hike. Combined with Cupid and 12585


JesseSumrak - Jun 8, 2021 6:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2021

Cupid + Grizzly + Sniktau  Sucess!

Relatively easy hike to bag 3 13'ers. Started from Loveland Pass with crew Ben and Andrea alongside me (more like dragging me along the whole time). Good warmup hike for the adventures for the rest of the summer. Started up and tagged Cupid, then slogged our way up Grizzly before making our way back the way we came to get Sniktau. Fun day with very little wind. Couldn't beat the conditions.


BKiser90 - Jun 5, 2021 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2021

Cupid, Grizzly, Sniktau  Sucess!

First 13ers of the season. Very little snow to worry about. Great views. Sunny.


belexes - Jul 12, 2019 12:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2019

Loveland Pass  Sucess!

With Maria. Lots of hikers on the Divide, going to Sniktau, or Grizzly, or elsewhere. It was a little breezy and cool, but not bad. Clouds started building up during the hike, but we didn't get any rain.


argothor - Sep 24, 2018 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2014

Cold and windy  Sucess!

It was a cold, windy day with still a far amount of snow on the ground. Hiked it with Mike and his dog Pearl and my dog Loki.


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

Sniktau  Sucess!



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

Sniktau  Sucess!



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

Sniktau  Sucess!

January 20 2020

On my way to Denver, I stopped at Loveland Pass and climbed Mount Sniktau. Conditions were pretty good and it was mild for January. It was overcast so I didn't stick around to watch the sunset.

August 14 2016

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

Ridge Run

4th time 11/7/15, "Y" loop with Grizzly and "Cupid". Great late fall hike, easy access for when the mountains start to get snowy!
5th time 1/29/17, Solo winter hike with "Cupid"
6th time 2/27/22, With Lindsay, Derek and Jason afternoon hike after morning resort skiing.

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!!!

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