Ascent of Mount Sneffels on 2012-06-12
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday, June 12, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||14150 ft / 4312 m|
Ascent Trip Report Great ride up in the mid 60s n sunny. Exposed 2 hr jeep ride up Yankee boy basin. Parked jeep .5 miles below trail head sign and slept the night@ 12,141ft. Nice cool evening. Great hike up scree to main coluer. Used crampons & poles to ascend about 200ft made left up smaller coluer & removed cramps to hike some 3 exposure to get to summit @ 14150ft.I carried 30LBS.Marmots were nice to me all afternoon and evening as i enjoyed the eastern view of the Rockies. Slept fine all evening as i devoured the stars and great dry weather with highs in 60s lows in upper 20s. Awesome sunrise and a great hike down. totally awesome 1st. 14er.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2009 ft / 612 m|
| Distance:||3 mi / 4.8 km|
| Route:||standard |
| Trailhead:||below trailhead 12141 ft / 3700 m|
| Grade/Class:||class 3|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Ski Poles, Oxygen, Bivouac|
| Nights Spent:||2 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Cool, Windy, Clear|
| Time Up:||5 Hours |
| Time Down:||3 Hours |
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