Peak(s):  Grizzly Pk D  -  13,427 feet
Sniktau, Mt  -  13,234 feet
Date Posted:  10/31/2009
Date Climbed:   10/31/2009
Author:  emcee smith
 Quick pics of Grizzly and Sniktau  

Grizzly Peak / Sniktau

Quick overview of conditions on 10/31/09. There were snow drifts, but most of the way was on solid snow. Except for the shady side of Grizzly, didn't posthole much past the ankles or calf. The snow over to Sniktau was as good as I have seen it, almost no postholing.

On the ridge, heading up to point 13,177' (Cupid) toward Grizzly, looking back on the route down from point 12,915'.

Looking back on the point Cupid, near the top of the point 12,936'

Looking ahead toward Grizzly

On the summit of Grizzly looking back over the route

Looking down over Grizzly's north ridge

Coming down the gully about half way up Grizzly. Knee to thigh deep postholing

Looking up at point 12,936' on the way back. Solid snow

And a close up of the final push to Grizzly

Cupid on the way back

Past point 12,915', looking up at the point on the way to Sniktau. Snow is very solid

Looking back from the point

Coming down off the point

Final push up to Sniktau

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 Comments or Questions

11/01/2009 15:29


11/03/2009 08:09
That‘s a lot of snow. I wish I was in Colorado.


11/08/2009 17:56
pictures; thanks. Any problems with parking at Loveland Pass?

emcee smith

Parking at Loveland
11/08/2009 18:29
No problems with me parking, but when I got back, they were towing cars that had parked outside the signs. I have heard that they will get people who are there prior to 7am, but don‘t know firsthand.


Nice pictures!
02/09/2010 04:40
Good job! I just did Sniktau Sat. and Grizzly in Dec. Seeing your photos is awesome to relive the moments. My Sniktau was mostly white out conditions, so to see clear day photos is great!

Hope to climb with you soon.

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