I've seen and read a bunch of stupid s**t in my time. Hell, I've done my fair share, but these comments, far and away, take the cake.
There have been two deaths in addition to two serious injuries on that God forsaken peak in the past two years. I can say with certainty that three out of four of those incidences happened due to the unforgiving will of that mountain, not climber error. That says something. Saying anything contrary to that is to lead another person into harm, and the blame will be on the person who trivializes Snowmass. Analysis/advice such as these will lead to blood on your hands.
Back on point to the original poster... I apologize for my scathing remarks to some of these posters. I'm glad that you're taking the time to ask about this as it shows you're not taking the mountain lightly. If it were me, I would not take a completely inexperienced teenager up Snowmass. You might have the skills to climb that peak, but that does not make up for his inexperience.
You could try to make your comments a little less hyperbolic. I understand that you were personally involved, and I understand that you have strong feelings about the subject, but claiming that we'll have "blood on our hands" is quite frankly offensive.
Also, I don't appreciate you taking my comments out of context. I still stand behind my original comment, as the rock seemed quite sold when I was up there. There were a few places where that wasn't the case (right above the lake and right below the summit ridge), but overall I didn't feel overly concerned about rockfall at the time. Clearly, there is a rockfall hazard that everyone should be aware of, but it's not so severe as to preclude climbing Snowmass period.
I'm not going to second guess the decisions that others made on Snowmass, but to avoid a mountain simply because there were a few accidents seems superstitious to me. Especially considering, that there have been major incidents/accidents including fatalities on many peaks (including "easier" ones) throughout the years... I guess it's just easier to ignore those incidents when you can chalk it up to "human error."
I agree with everyone here that there are easier peaks to climb, such as Holy Cross. If you want to make a nice car shuttle out of Holy Cross you could consider doing Missouri Lakes/Pass over to the Cross Creek drainage, with a climb up Holy Cross. Of course, you'd miss Halo Ridge that way, but it would still be pretty nice.