Mt. Sneffels via Southwest Ridge – Beta

This post is primarily a beta post for those interested in climbing Mt. Sneffels via the Southwest Ridge and descending the standard route (South Slopes). The approach is relatively straight forward and will not be discussed. The post is broken down into 7 sections; each section is numbered from the GPS image below. Section 1

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Castle Peak 14,265 ft Elk Range

Our Return to Castle Peak  In the glorious heat and brilliance of mid summer,  we finally made the return trip to the Elk Mountains to reattempt Castle Peak and possibly tag the summit of its unranked neighbor, Conundrum. Two years ago on our annual trip to Aspen we made our first attempt at these peaks,

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Pikes Peak via the Crags 14,115 feet

Data from the Garmin Distance:  14.59 miles Net elevation gain: 4,418 ft  Date of summit: 7/2/2018 It was the Sunday evening before the 4th of July, and we were itching for another 14er to summit though we weren’t particularly eager for a long drive or car camp the night before. In our peak “bagging” project, we only

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