• Date - 07/02/2006
  • Elevation - 14,150'
  • Route - Southwest Ridge
  • Miles - 3.5
  • Elevation Gain - 2,150'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - George Barnes, Matt Shepard


Following our Wilson Peak hike, George, Matt, and I were going to climb the Snake Couloir on Mount Sneffels but were unable to get any good information on current conditions.  As a result, we decided to play it safe and simply climb the southwest ridge and descend the standard route.  I thought this was a fairly fun route with most of the class 3 scrambling near the summit.


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