|Peak:||Mt. Sneffels (14er)|
|Route:||From Yankee Boy Basin|
|Posted By:||Wish I lived in CO|
|Date of Information:||07/20/2011|
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.