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|2015-04-04||Route: Southwest Ridge
Info: Great time to get out and stretch your legs above treeline! Encountered minimal snow, but there are, of course, many large cornices along the eastern sides of the ridges. Climbed it in the full moon last evening, here‘s a few of the best pics I was able to muster without using a tripod and in brutal wind.
|2014-12-12||Route: Southwest Ridge
Info: Packed like I was ready for some winter snow climbing.. Should have packed like it was summer instead. Hardly any snow from the top of 6 to the summit, what little there is can be avoided.
|2014-04-12||Route: From Loveland Valley Ski area
Info: Safe climbing both western ridges. Snow almost all the way to the summit. Carried snow shoes and crampons and used neither.
|2013-12-16||Route: Loveland Pass
Info: Windy. No much snow, only in spots. Snowshoes were great help, though. Cornices below the summit. Picture: Approaching to 13.152.
|2013-10-30||Route: Sniktau/Cupid/Grizzly from Loveland Pass
Info: Windblown, with small patches of snow up to ~2‘ deep. Pictures: 1. on the way up to Sniktau from Pt. 12,915 2. the ridge up to Grizzly 3. Parnassus & Bard from Sniktau 4. Torreys from Cupid
|2013-04-29||Route: Standard from Loveland Pass
Info: Mt. Sniktau seems to always be relatively clear. Perhaps the good Lord wants to give us summer hikers at least one mountain to practice on. As you can tell from the pictures, the trail up to PT 12915 was about 50% dirt and rocks, with the rest in drifts 4 to 9 inches deep (mostly hard packed or ice. The wind was running between about 30 to 45 mph, which finally convinced me to turn around for the sunny and 80‘s in Denver. This was my third hike up towards or to PT 12915 in the past 6 weeks and it has been about the same conditions each time.
|2013-04-13||Route: Loveland Pass
Info: Went halfway up Sniktau today after skiing A-Basin and turned around because of the wind. I turned around at the point at upper right of pic 1 where the route turns left toward the summit. Brought microspikes but did not need them. Pic 2 is the west side of Torreys.
|2012-12-21||Route: Loveland Pass
Info: Hiked up Sniktau and Cupid from Loveland Pass this morning before work. Relatively dry. I was ready for winter, but could be hiked in trail runners (if you don‘t mind some frozen toes), there are a few patches of snow but all is blown hard and packed down. Nice easy hike, slogged away and was back in the car in under 3 hours.
|2012-06-09||Route: Loveland Pass
Info: Trail to the top from Loveland Pass is snow free.
|2011-12-17||Route: Standard route
Info: Firm, wind-swept snow along the entire ridge
Info: Sniktau is snow-free. Cupid looked snow-free, but we didn‘t climb it.
|2011-09-19||Route: Loveland Pass route
Info: Sniktau and Cupid are virtually snow-free today on the trails (9/19/11). Grizzly Peak D has a dusting of snow.