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Snowdon Peak  

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Elevation: 13,077'
Location: 37.7128, -107.6931 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Kevin Sainio on Aug 23, 2010
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Snowdon is the Northern most peak in the West Needle Mountain group. From US Hwy 550, it is a serious looking peak that looks worse than it is. Due to its proximity to the highway, it can easily be done in a day. Watch the weather as the rock can be very slick when wet.

Getting There 

From Andrews Lake, take the Crater Lake Trail for a half mile until you top out at a meadow. Take a climber's trail through the meadow for about a mile until you reach treeline and the base of Snowdon.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Snowdon Peak:
Naked Lady Couloir   Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 1000'   
Northeast Ridge   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b     Trad, Alpine   
West Buttress   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b     Trad, Alpine, 800'   
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Featured Route For Snowdon Peak
West Face Couloir, May 2013.

Naked Lady Couloir Mod. Snow  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Snowdon Peak
I am not sure where this name came from, my nephew & his buddies call it that - I always called it the West Face Couloir.Climb the obvious couloir. It intersects with the exposed scrambling of the upper NW Ridge....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Snowdon Peak Slideshow Add Photo
Snowdon summer - sweet meadow ....
Snowdon summer - sweet meadow ....
Belaying them up....
Belaying them up....
Snowdon's summit plateau.
Snowdon's summit plateau.
Molas Lake and Silverton below.
Molas Lake and Silverton below.
Snowdon routes from Andrews Lake approach.
BETA PHOTO: Snowdon routes from Andrews Lake approach.

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