Peak:  Mt. Sneffels (14er)
 Route:  From Yankee Boy Basin
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Wish I lived in CO
 Date of Info:  07/20/2011
 Date Posted:  07/21/2011

Snow is still present in the upper half of the upper gulley. Steps are well cut-in. Seemed to be moderately soft by 10 am. Regarding snow climbs I'm guess I'm a novice, but I'd recommend an ice axe, cramp-ons wouldn't hurt either. One person had an uncontrolled slide in the gulley while there (he is OK). Lower lavender gulley and approach all snow free. Snow free at the top above the upper gulley, including the crux notch move. Will try to post pics or a TR later in the week.

 Comments or Questions

07/21/2011 17:10
If you want to avoid the snow you can do a class three variant on the rock to the left of the upper gully. I believe this is listed as an option on Roach's book - I did it on the 4th of July and as long as you pay attention it can stay class three the whole way.

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