Peak:  Snowmass Mountain (14er)
 Route:  East Slopes
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  swshrader
 Date of Info:  09/13/2020
 Date Posted:  09/14/2020

Snowmass Mtn is a solid class 3 on the talus and scree right now with the conditions. Rock scrambling is extremely slow going due to the small amount of snow that isn't entirely covering the rocks but is creating a slippery mess. It took us almost 4.5 hours to get to the ridge. The summit ridge I would say is closer to a Class 4 with the exposure. Do not attempt this summit without significant experience; this was my 35th 14er and definitely the most challenging. It took us 6 hours to summit and 5 to get back to the lake. An extremely long day. Good luck and be safe!

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