Mt. Sneffels Conditions 5-17-17

The climbing and ski mountaineering season on Mt. Sneffels is in full swing. At the time of this writing, all of Yankee Boy Basin and the climbing routes on Mt. Sneffels have snow coverage. This is making for excellent ski conditions and very good snow climbing conditions. Crampons and ice axe are recommended for all routes. Following are some photos showing the conditions:

The shortcut couloir used to access the Southwest Ridge of Mt. Sneffels.

Looking down the unnamed “shortcut” couloir that is used to access the Southwest Ridge of Mt. Sneffels. Yankee Boy Basin in the background.

Looking down the Lavender Couloir.

Looking down the Lavender Couloir.

Skiing the Lavender Couloir on Mt. Sneffels.

Skiing the Lavender Couloir on Mt. Sneffels.

The view of Mt. Sneffels from Mt. Emma.

The view of Mt. Sneffels from Mt. Emma.

2017-09-18T16:33:33+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Alpine Climbing, Backcountry Skiing & Avalanche, Blog|