Ascent of Mount Sneffels on 2009-07-01
|Others in Party:||Trisha Conlon|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 1, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||14150 ft / 4312 m|
Ascent Trip ReportClimbed 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
| Time Up:||5 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Time Down:||4 Hours 15 Minutes|
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