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 Peak(s):  Uncompahgre Peak  -  14,309 feet
Mt. Sneffels  -  14,150 feet
 Post Date:  07/25/2012
 Date Climbed:   07/22/2012
 Posted By:  Headwall5
 Part 2: San Juan Trip   

7/22/12
We were happy to be able to start early on Uncompahgre after our storm experience the day before.
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After hiking up the 4WD road we got to the trailhead.
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After a short while of meadow hiking we got out first view of the day of Uncompahgre.
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We gained the saddle and got a view of Wetterhorn, it looks a lot different from across a valley.
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We hiked around Uncompahgre's cliffs to a little gully to get through them.
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The gully led to a gentle area below Uncompahgre's summit.
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Uncompahgre has a big summit.
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Mike on Uncompahgre.

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Me on Uncompahgre.

We walked down from Uncompahgre and drove over to Ouray. Ouray was completely socked in, and it was obvious that we would need to wake up early for Sneffels.
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7/23/12
We camped just below the no camping past this point signs on the road up to Sneffels. A 3:30AM alarm was set to ensure success. We got to the top of Lavender gully at sunrise.
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The second gully was still preety wet from the storm the day before.
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After the gully a quick 2+ scramble got us to the summit ridge.
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We were first to summit, I think we were up there at 6:40 something.
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Mike on Sneffels.

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Me on Sneffels.

Lavender gully was a quick descent but I slid and got my shorts muddy.
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We walked down to my car, and headed over to Telluride to meet my dad and step mom, and do the Wilson group.
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  • Comments or Questions (2)
djkest


You missed out     2012-07-26 07:39:12
You would have really liked the SW Ridge on Mt. Sneffels, too bad you didn't take that route on your way up!


Headwall5


I Know!     2012-07-26 15:14:13
We were so worried about weather that day (70% chance of thunderstorms) that we took the quickest route up. Looking back on our time up there and when there actually were storms that day, I wish I would have tried that route. Another day.



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