Climb Mt. Sneffles

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Added by Tobin Akehurst

Ascend Lavender Col (Standard Route) on Mt SnefflesA rough road leads to a full day of travel though Colorado's finest high country.6 miles RT2,900 Ft GainClass 3Start early to avoid afternoon rain and lightning.Consult guide literature before setting out.

Drive Camp Bird Rd out of Ouray, CO as far as you can.Refer to your topographic map and bear NE into Yankee Boy Basin.Once at the foot of Mt Sneffles ascend the obvious south face to the notch.At the notch climb up the couloir at climbers left.At the top of the couloir pass through the V shaped notch and scramble to the summit.Enjoy the views!

Stop at the undeveloped bouldering area on the left on the way out!

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