Snowmass Mountain Climber's Log

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MountainHikerCO - Feb 26, 2008 10:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2000

Lead King Basin  Sucess!

This was my second climb of Snowmass. Also from Lead King Basin.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 26, 2008 10:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 1994

Grand Slam  Sucess!

With this climb of Snowmass I finished all of the Colorado Fourteeners for the first time. We approached from Lead King Basin.


CODave - Feb 6, 2008 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

Snowmass Lake route  Sucess!

Started from Maroon Lake, climbed Buckskin BM then down Buckskin Pass and camped at Snowmass Lake. Climbed Snowmass via gully between Snowmass & N. Snowmass. Got both summits and then descended standard route and packed out Snowmass Creek. This was an awesome route!


HokieJim - Sep 6, 2007 3:24 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

What snowfield?  Sucess!

Don't bother looking for cairns above treeline...just make a beeline for the ridge! Great views from the summit, one of my top 10 14ers!


ktiffany22 - Sep 3, 2007 11:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Tedious route finding rewarded with summit!  Sucess!

BEAUTIFUL lake! Worth the 8 mile backpack in. TEDIOUS route finding ("cairns?" WHERE?! They are little... don't waste your time- just shoot for the ridge!). Fun scramble at the end to a great summit block! L-O-N-G 13 mile hike back down and out! Loved the scenery along this route... quite possibly my favorite (of 46 now)!


bernardhohman - Sep 2, 2007 8:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Lead King Basin  Sucess!

Great ridge scramble and fun little summit. Weather was perfect.

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Aug 24, 2007 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2007

Snowmassless!!!  Sucess!

My favorite climb so far... Climbed the east snowless slopes and watched the sunrise from the summit. This 14er rocks!


shanahan96 - Aug 12, 2007 1:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007

snowfield and ridge  Sucess!

with jamie and mike....climbed the namesake snowfield to the summit ridge around 13,850 feet. the ridge was an unexpected surprise with lots of class three and four terrain to cross before reaching the summit.

can't believe i passed on north snowmass. the glissades, especially the first one(1000+ feet, just flat-out ripped), back towards snowmass lake were really fun!


Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jul 11, 2007 10:41 pm

Awesome!  Sucess!

Did this one last summer. The sunflowers from Lead King Basin were amazing!!!


cftbq - Jul 8, 2007 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Snowmass West Face  Sucess!

A long day from the Lead King Basin TH for me and trishapajean. We climbed the left-most gully most of the way, then wrapped around to the north and ended up traversing most of the summit ridge. Spectacular exposure!


chicagotransplant - Jun 11, 2007 10:11 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007

Snow field to ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with Shanahan96, Jamie Nellis and Denalibound from Snowmass Lake. Long hike in/out with heavy pack, but this is the route we wanted. What's Snowmass without climbing the namesake snow field? Due to hard snow on the back of the ridge we opted to stay as close to the crest as possible. This resulted in some extra scrambling than normal, and several short class 4 moves at the various gendarmes. Great fun!

Also traversed out to tag "North Snowmass", excellent views of Capitol and Pierre Lakes from the north summit. Its worth the extra 20 minutes!


Britette - Jun 4, 2007 12:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

From Snowmass lake

Hiked in Snowmass Creek route and camped at the lake. Wish it was earlier since there wasn't much snow - that damn talus field is tough in tele boots. Anyway climbed to the ridge and skied from there. Did not fancy climbing the ridge to the summit in tele boots so neglected to summit. Ski was fun though. Long hike out with 50lb pack.


sbkelley - May 24, 2007 6:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006

Lake Geneva  Sucess!

TalusMonkey, Greg, and I camped above Lake Geneva, traversed over to the trail and went up the west slopes route. Steep talus and amazing lakes on the way up.


TiogaBradford - Sep 23, 2006 12:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005

What a day!  Sucess!

Incredible day! This was my 2nd 14er and my first Class 3 peak. We started hiking that day at about 2am, made it to the lake by sunrise, and summitted around 10am. I think we finished hiking that day around 5pm, after about 15 hours and 20 miles. My friend Dave and I were dead exhausted.

The scenery and scrambling were great, but the scree field was less than fun....


km_donovan - Sep 7, 2006 10:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2006

Standard Route  Sucess!

It was more like "Snowmassless" Fun climb, great weather.


jclements - Aug 10, 2006 5:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

Standard Route  Sucess!

Would rather have had snow to ski/glissade down. Weather stayed nice all day, just cloudy enough.


crzyjt - Aug 9, 2006 6:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

Snowmass Lake  Sucess!

A fun scramble.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Aug 7, 2006 5:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

The S-Ridge (ascent), West Face via Marble (descent)  Sucess!

10 hours roundtrip. Trip Report


sdhager - Aug 5, 2006 9:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2005

Route Climbed: Snowmass Lake via Snowmass Creek Trailhead  Sucess!

Awesome Trip! Great stream crossing near oxbow lake. Loved the ridge scramble. Lots of snow!


mountainzen107 - Jul 28, 2006 4:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2006

Route Climbed: Snowmass Lake  Sucess!

The most technical climb thus far, and physically demanding. I had heard of the Elk Range being rather rugged and remote, but I had no idea. The entire hike to base camp was gorgeous, filled with marmots and columbines. Lake is suberb, and fishing was great!

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