Mt. Sneffels Conditions 5-17-17

The climbing and ski mountaineering season on Mt. Sneffels is in full swing. At the time of this writing, all of Yankee Boy Basin and the climbing routes on Mt. Sneffels have snow coverage. This is making for excellent ski conditions and very good climbing conditions in the early morning when the snow is frozen. Crampons and ice axe are recommended for all routes. Following are some photos showing the conditions.

Looking down the unnamed “shortcut” couloir that is used to access the Southwest Ridge of Mt. Sneffels. Yankee Boy Basin in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking down at Stony Mountain, Gilpin Peak, and Yankee Boy Basin from the summit of Mt. Sneffels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the top of Lavender Couloir, looking down the couloir to Lavender Col.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skiing the Lavender Couloir on Mt. Sneffels!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking back at Mt. Sneffels from Mt. Emma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of these photos were taken during a climb and ski descent of Mt. Sneffels on May 16, 2017.  Please feel free to give us a call at 970-325-7342 to learn more about the current conditions or for any general inquiries about climbing and skiing on Mt. Sneffels.

 
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