Ascent of Mount Sneffels on 2009-07-01

Climber: Patrick Lilly

Others in Party:Trisha Conlon
Date:Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Sneffels
    Elevation:14150 ft / 4312 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed the standard route(SE couloir), starting at the Governor Basin turn-off (10,770 ft.). 98% dry to Lavender Col. Couloir above the Col still full of snow; slow going but very rewarding. Front-pointed descent was much quicker. 14er #43 for me, #41 for my climbing partner.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3380 ft / 1030 m
    Distance:7.7 mi / 12.4 km
    Route:Blue Lakes trail, SE couloir
    Trailhead:Governor Basin road  10770 ft / 3282 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Clear AM, clouding up PM
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:5 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:4 Hours 15 Minutes

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