|Peak:||Mt. Sneffels (14er)|
|Route:||From Yankee Boy Basin|
|Date of Information:||07/12/2013|
On July 12, 2013 we departed the lower trailhead at 8:10 a.m. or so. The route to the base slope was relatively dry after a storm the night before. Footing was easiest to the left of center up the slope to the col. Left at the Col we heard reports of slippery snow up the main gully, we took the narrow gully to the left. It was wet and some loose rocks with snow towards the upper reach of the gully where we took a hook left through a hole in the rock. Navigating to the top from there was dry and good conditions. On the return we past the "hole in the rock" and navigated down through the steeper rocks just past both gullies and snowfields. We had a 13 year old in tow and the route proved to be a good choice.
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