Snowmass Mountain Climber's Log

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Onager

Onager - Jun 24, 2018 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2018

Snowmass  Sucess!

Climbed with Matt via Snowmass Creek 6-21 to 6-23. 22 miles. Fun trip.

Wheelbarrow

Wheelbarrow - Feb 6, 2018 12:31 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2017

#37  Sucess!

Started from Maroon Lake TH. This had the most difficult route to follow/locate if relying on 14ers.com. Ended up following my best judgement to Trail Rider Pass and traverse the ridge to the peak. Wasn't more than class 3. Took the wrong gully down the West side and ruined the schedule for the rest of the day. In hindsight there was no reason for me to NOT just retrace my steps back to Trail Rider Pass.

ericd

ericd - Aug 27, 2017 11:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2017

12hr day hike

Summit attempt up Snowmass via the standard east route (no snow). Lower trail was very gradual through an aspen forest, along a bustling stream, and stepping out on hillside vistas. Looking at previous Snowmass trip times, it didn't seem like an overnight was needed and so I hiked car to car. This turned out to be right at the average time of 12hrs. The marshy trail around lake snowmass was terrible so I headed up to the south col at 12,500' instead. Got cliffed out on rotten red rock climbing the ridge line from Trailrider Pass to Snowmass Peak. Tight turn around time for this 22-mile day hike precluded a summit bid.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 7, 2017 12:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2017

East Slopes  Sucess!

One day trail run & climb from the car. Missed the trail along Snowmass Lake on the way up since it was overgrown. Probably for the best because on the way down all along the lake it was flooded and very gooey. Made it about 1/2 way to Trailrider Pass before traversing the big boulder/talus field to the standard route. Tried two class 4 chimneys before getting over the ridge early on the 2nd try. Nice day with gorgeous views all over the Elk Range.

climber46

climber46 - Jun 20, 2017 9:24 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2012

Snowmass with no snow  Sucess!

I climbed Snowmass from Snowmass Lake with my friend Mark. What a beautiful remote lake! We were not well acclimatized and took 6 hours from lake to summit. But going down was easier except that we traversed the boulder field and eventually came to the Trailrider Pass trail. I would not repeat those huge boulders.

skorpeo

skorpeo - Dec 14, 2016 12:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2015

Nice  Sucess!

I hit both Summits

utclimber - Oct 16, 2016 5:12 pm

Standard route  Sucess!

Some time in the early 2000s.

JustinShapiro

JustinShapiro - Aug 14, 2016 11:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

Beautiful & Difficult   Sucess!

Took the Lead King Basin approach. The beauty of the ascent was intense, but came at the cost of a long, tedious 2,000+ foot ascent up an extremely steep gully of loose small-to-medium sized boulders. Reaching the actual summit was difficult as it required exposed climbing over large, tower-like boulders. Despite the difficult climb, the summit was rewarding and the views made it all worth it.

BLong

BLong - Sep 20, 2015 1:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2015

Last of the Elks 14ers  Sucess!

I had a blast hiking Snowmass Mountain in a day. It was the last 14 in the Elks Range for me. Beautiful views and perfect weather made for a wonderful day.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Sep 14, 2015 9:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2015

14ers Finisher  Sucess!

Snowmass was my Colorado 14ers finisher! One of the best Colorado 14ers climb, great mountain!

MissH

MissH - Sep 7, 2015 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2015

Snowmass w/little talus!  Sucess!

3 days/2 nights, camped just before the log jam. Summit day took a long while due to route finding - took a deviation from the More-Direct Variation on the standard East Slope which made for lots of route finding time, but much less talus/scree. We had wonderful weather!

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Jul 7, 2015 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2012

14er Finale!  Sucess!

Great climb with my dad and uncle for 14er finale! Trip Report

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Sep 18, 2014 11:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2014

Talus Slog  Sucess!

Did the Four Pass Loop around the Maroon Bells and went up the standard route from our camp at Snowmass Lake. The summit was nice, but the route would have been better with snow...too much talus. Took about 4.5 hours round trip. We saw a long-tailed weasel while pumping water from the lake.

DanielL

DanielL - Oct 9, 2013 1:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2011

S-Ridge fun  Sucess!

Climbed the South Ridge (S-Ridge) from Lead King Basin - a totally awesome route for sure!

Donno

Donno - Aug 15, 2013 10:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1988

East Slopes  Sucess!

With dad. Saw a fisher (?) in camp.

rockymountaindiva

rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2012

Snow-less mtn  Sucess!

From the lake we carried our crampons most of the way, some folks put them on for a few steps. Remember 2012 the year of no snow?

Hyadventure

Hyadventure - Jul 11, 2013 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013

West Face  Sucess!

Quick and easy. Wish we had done the "S" ridge, but the weather was threatening and we just decided to do what looked like the quickest route.

relic

relic - Feb 23, 2013 1:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1982

Long time ago  Sucess!

Date is a guess, from the few years I lived in Colorado. I do remember very enjoyable scrambling on sound granite. Beautiful place.

williama3 - Jan 27, 2013 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

Summited  Sucess!

Beautiful Weather

Fletch

Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012

RIP RJ  Sucess!

tough few weeks there...

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