Climbing Snowmass Mountain | 14er Route Info, Map & Advice
The standard route for climbing Snowmass Mountain has the distinction of being the only 14er that is usually summited as a snow climb. The large snowfield on the east slopes holds snow late into the summer, providing an easy to climb avenue to the summit. Beware of the rocky summit ridge, which has plenty of class 3 scrambling waiting for you after your ascent up the snow. Prepare for your climb of this unique Colorado fourteener with this free Snowmass Mountain route guide below.
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Climbing Snowmass Mountain: Fast Facts
Climbing Snowmass Mountain - Northeast Ridge Route
Due to the extremely long approach, nearly all parties climbing Snowmass Mountain do so over two days, with an overnight at Snowmass Lake.
The best route description for climbing Snowmass Mountain is available on 14ers.com. With maps, photos, and a detailed write-up on the climb, it’s an invaluable resource as you train for your ascent.
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