Peak(s):  Mt. Sneffels  -  14,150 feet
Date Posted:  06/05/2006
Date Climbed:   06/04/2006
Author:  husker01
 Sneffels via Lavender Col  

I parked at the Yankee Boy Basin Trailhead to get the 3,000ft (the road is open above the 11,420ft 4wd parking). I started at 6:20am and made good time to the Upper Gully. A few snow fields needed to be crossed but nothing major.

The Upper Gully was about 3/4 full of snow. I climbed up the first 1/4 of the way and then I pulled out the ax and put on the crampons.

It was pretty easy going up to the notch at 14,000ft. After going through the notch I crossed a little snow without the crampons and started climbing the ledges to the top. I summited at 9:30am and had the summit to myself. I left the summit at 9:50am and retraced my route and was back at the truck at 12pm.

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