Peak:  Snowmass Mountain (14er)
 Route:  \"S\" Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  Wentzl
 Date of Info:  07/20/2020
 Date Posted:  07/20/2020

Went up the S Ridge and descended the West Slopes. Flowers are peaking and quite amazing right now. No snow on either route. Getting off the West Slope route, quite wet through the "hanging garden" but totally managable. Having done the access to S ridge by both gullies and today, by the rib between them. Hands down, the rib between them is the easiest and most fun.

 Comments or Questions

07/20/2020 20:22
Did you took the low road or high road?


Lead King Basin access
07/20/2020 20:26
Low Road.

I asked one local about the upper road access and he told me that even motorcycles were not getting through. There is still a sign at the upper/lower split warning the road is closed, just like last year when I drover the high road with no problem. Also, I emailed the forest service and asked about access, and they said Open.

Sorry I didn't drive up to check for myself.

Good news, the did some work on the lower road as far as the Crystal Mill which makes that part of the drive much easier than last year.


Thank you
07/20/2020 20:27
Appreciate the info!

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