Snowmass Mountain Climber's Log

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blackhawk - Aug 16, 2011 8:38 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010

a colorado classic  Sucess!

Packed up to the lake,which is one of the most scenic high lakes in Co,and had the whole place to myself. Then snow slogged up snowmass the next day. Its longer than you first to sign register in 2010. No one had signed it yet that year. What a summit. Wow.


strudolyubov - Aug 8, 2011 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

'S' Ridge   Sucess!

Climbed 'S' Ridge on a day trip from Crystal TH. Descended the same way. Nice route with plenty of solid rock if you stay on the ridge crest. Beautiful weather, great views!


climbingfurry - Jan 24, 2011 10:20 am

Snowmass  Sucess!

Check :)


centrifuge - Jan 13, 2011 12:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

from snowmass lake  Sucess!

very cool lake and solid climb once we were above the loose headwall


thatnissanguy - Dec 18, 2010 9:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2010

detour from the four pass loop  Sucess!

What a great day! Enjoyed a 4 day high pressure system and great backpacking and climbing. LOVED Snowmass Lake.


noahs213 - Dec 18, 2010 4:53 pm

Completion of the Snow Cap Traverse  Sucess!

Topped out late in the day to finally finish the ridge traverse from Capitol.

Looks like me, Mike, and Steve made the first ascent of the ridge proper. Hard to know in CO with unrecorded data. Encountered dangerous-very dangerous climbing most of the way. Especially the Gendarmes. Not much pro and if you do get a piece it's not something you want to fall on. On top of that, it's choss with massive exposure and I mean the worse choss you can imagine. Glad we all came out unhurt. One of the most rewarding experiences though at the same time!!!! This thing is absolutely no joke. A test piece for sure!

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 1:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2009

Incredible mountain!  Sucess!

Absolutely incredible mountain. One of my favorites. Climbed with Alan Smith.


pyerger - Nov 26, 2010 1:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

s ridge  Sucess!

The "s" ridge was a great way to climb Snowmass!! A true Classic


StephanieLynn - Oct 19, 2010 6:14 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2010

Memorial weekend  Sucess!

Was stupid and went up the east face with my dog. Snow was MUCH steeper than it looked and it got soft quick. Very fortunate to get a belay from above. Lesson learned!


MarkDidier - Aug 24, 2010 6:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2010

Standard Approach  Sucess!

Backpacked into Snowmass Lake via Snowmass Creek approach on Monday in torrential rain most of the day - great way to spend my first night ever in the backcountry! Hit the summit on late Tuesday morning. Had the route and summit to ourselves, except for one group of three we saw on our descent. Hiked out the same day via Buckskin Pass (as we had cars at both trailheads).


theREALCarpeDM - Aug 7, 2010 1:09 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2010

Snowmass Creek approach  Sucess!

The Gladbach Memorial Day 2010 trip. My first 14er snow climb and first 14er of 2010. I was slower than normal this day. Everyone else who would summit was coming down from the summit when I reached the ridge. I was ready to turn around, but Gladbach convinced me to summit by going back with me. Glad he did!


BGL84 - Jul 4, 2010 9:29 pm

Snowmass lake route  Sucess!

Can I stress beautiful enough? Great hike! Got off route did some easy 5th class climbing to gain summit added some excitement. Good day in the mountains.


seano - Jun 23, 2010 9:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2010

From Hagerman  Sucess!

Took a wrong turn up Pack Trail Pass and traversed over Snowmass Peak and Hagerman. Long, loose, and exhausting. Trip report


metal4lyf - Jun 2, 2010 3:08 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2010



Do it.


sevenvii - Jun 1, 2010 11:27 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2010

90 ft from top!

Came up from the Snowmass creek trailhead. Hiked to lake on 29th, climbed on 30th. The top 90 feet was a pretty heavy mix of snow/ice and rock. Have to go back and get the summit. Lots of fun with plenty of snow in the snowmass still. Weather was perfect.


dclimb14me - Apr 26, 2010 12:23 am

The standard route  Sucess!

Absolutely beautiful area, worse part of the climb is just above Snowmass Lake negotiating all the scree

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Aug 3, 2009 9:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Standard Route from Snowmass Lake   Sucess!

Only ten 14ers left! What a beautiful hike and scenic area around the lake. We got pummeled by a storm the night before the climb, very scary lightning.


myrone - Jul 30, 2009 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009

Snowmass Mt via Lead King Basin TH  Sucess!

Started up at 5:05AM with very wet trail conditions from hard rains the night before; up the west face reached summit at 10:44AM with building clouds. Did quick scramble back down with graupel and rain in a few places. Back to TH at 2:23pm just as the hard rain & hail started. My 45th 14'er.........sweet!!


boisedoc - Jul 24, 2009 1:37 am

still some snow  Sucess!

plenty of firm snow above 12500ft made for fun cramponing


TBC - Jul 6, 2009 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2009

A little bit of everything  Sucess!

I want to thank Alan and Matt, who also made it to the top this day. You guys were great company, and I probably would have slept longer and hiked out if I didn't see your head lamps shining across the lake. Cheers.

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