Snowmass Mountain Climber's Log

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gunnersmith - Apr 18, 2004 8:43 pm

Route Climbed: standard route up snowfield from Snowmass Lake Date Climbed: August 17, 2003  Sucess!

There really wasn't a snowfield. We crossed one very small patch of snow, but that was it. The climb is very straight forward. The bottom of the mountain is a mess. You will slip and slide all over the place because of the loose pebbles and dirt. Wear gaitors to avoid pebbles in shoes. The summit was nice, and camping at Snowmass Lake was a bonus.

Bulldozer - Jan 9, 2004 9:17 am

Route Climbed: Eastern slopes from Snomass Lake Date Climbed: July 5th, 2003  Sucess!

Summitted on a picture-perfect July day. Snow was packed and offered lots of opportunities to slide back down. My friend from Missouri made it to the ridge before stopping due to a lack of oxygen. Definitely my favorite peak to date.


RyanS - Oct 14, 2003 10:52 am

Route Climbed: The Big Bowl via Snowmass Lake Date Climbed: October 11, 2003  Sucess!

There was sadly no snow to enjoy on this autumn day. On the plus side, we didn't see a single person, aside from one Snowmass summitter we saw from afar, who must have come from Lead King Basin. A TR is available here.

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney - Jul 27, 2003 10:59 pm

Route Climbed: W slopes from Lead King basin Date Climbed: July 21, 2003  Sucess!

4WD approach from 9700 ft. Lots of class 3 loose rock on the W slopes. 4 hours to summit. Descended ridge to Hagerman, then down much looser rock into Geneva Lake basin (boulders, bushwacking, swamps), took another 4 hours.


Kane - May 23, 2003 1:00 pm

Route Climbed: Standard/Snowmass Lake Date Climbed: 1995  Sucess!

My favorite 14er so far. Snowmass Lake is a spectacular wilderness setting. The approach is long but very well worth it. Climbed Snowmass with my friend Josh R. or SP's "Edgy" . Here is a cool shot from that memorable day in 95. That is Josh trying to get on top of that rock pinnicle. The views of Capitol are breathtaking.


Diggler - Mar 19, 2003 5:59 pm

Route Climbed: The Big Bowl from Snowmass Lake Date Climbed: 3 August, 2000  Sucess!

Getting to Snowmass Lake in 5 hrs the night before, I met this group of guys from Chicago who thought I was crazy for hauling 7 bottles of beer up to the campground (it was worth it). Left the next morning @ 10.45, arriving at the summit @ 13.23. A severe Rockies thunderstorm ensued, with lightning all around, scaring the hell out of me. Made a speedy descent to the lake. Awesome mountain, and wonderful camping at a scenic lake.


big_g - Mar 3, 2003 4:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2002

Route Climbed: East Slopes  Sucess!

Beautiful day and 2 beautiful girls on the summit. Yahoo!


Colonelpyat - Feb 28, 2003 5:31 am

Route Climbed: Snowmass Lake Date Climbed: Fall 1999  Sucess!

This was my first hike, climb, or backpack in many years and it just wrecked me. We had pretty awful weather the whole time but the one minute break in the clouds at the top gave me a good view of Capitol and that made it all worth it.


rmjwinters - Oct 6, 2002 6:23 pm

Route Climbed: Snowmass Creek Date Climbed: June 15 2002  Sucess!

A long day hike. Snowmass Lake is beautiful. T storms passed us by on all sides and allowed us to summit.

ctruscot - Jul 3, 2002 9:18 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July 4, 1999  Sucess!

One of the most scenic 14ers - reminds me of Switzerland. My first time in crampons - little did I know I would be attempting Rainier the next summer. Plan to do it again in a couple of months.

Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Mar 29, 2001 4:13 pm

Route Climbed: Snowmass Lake Date Climbed: July 1994  Sucess!

I took a 5 day backpacking trip. We started near Crested Butte. We hiked over 4, 12,000 foot passes and did Snowmass Mtn. Snowmass was my second fourteener. I really enjoyed the scrambling on the ridge. I did not like the Snowfield much. It plain out scaired me. I would do this mountain again any day though.

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