Mount Sneffels Southwest Ridge

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Mount Sneffels Southwest Ridge

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Has anyone been up there recently? How's it looking?

I plan on hitting the Southwest Ridge on Monday, 24th and deciding what to bring.

Thanks!
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Re: Mount Sneffels Southwest Ridge

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From Blue Lakes Pass around the initial palisades, there's a snowfield. Past that, the rest of the route looked dry as far as what I could see from Gilpin the other day.
The downclimb work-around past the Palisades proper, is holding snow.
The upper route is snow free. I'd bring crampons for the brief climb down the coully.
The initial snowfield should be passable if you climb along the right side moat. I've done that in the past & it works.
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Re: Mount Sneffels Southwest Ridge

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Cool... Thanks! :thumbup:
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Re: Mount Sneffels Southwest Ridge

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Kiefer, that's a really great photo.
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Re: Mount Sneffels Southwest Ridge

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nyker wrote: Fri Jun 21, 2024 11:13 am Kiefer, that's a really great photo.
+1. That’s a great shot! Thanks for posting.

I’m hoping to be there in a month. The melt is on.
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