Peak(s):  Mt. Sneffels  -  14,155 feet
Date Posted:  06/15/2008
Date Climbed:   06/14/2008
Author:  roozers42
 Sneffels - Standard Route   

I won't write a long narrative about the climb - it's just the standard route on snow. We started from about 11,000 around 4:30 am and the snow was perfect for cramponing. There was snow from the outhouse all the way to the summit with a few rock sections in the top 200 feet. We waited on the summit for around an hour and again right above Lavender Col for 30 minutes for the snow to soften - the snow is very sun-cupped and the glissading wasn't worth it. The crux has snow in it, we climbed it in crampons and kept them on through the mixed sections at the top.

TH sign in Yankee Boy Basin

Lavender Col

Nearing the top of the upper gully

View of the crux at the V-notch

Rock sections above the V-notch

View of Teakettle and Potosi

View of Dallas

On the way down, nearing the V-notch

Looking back down the upper gully

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Comments or Questions
06/16/2008 14:20
Those pictures couldn‘t have told me what I wanted to know any better...appreciate the TR. Looks like fun. Pretty sweet to have all that snow still, I‘m sure it makes those gullies much more enjoyable.

South Face
06/18/2008 00:41
We contemplated climbing one of these chutes, but I didn‘t research the exit and went with the standard route. Snow in the lower portion looked good.

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