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Snowdon Peak Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 13,077'
Location: 37.7128, -107.6931 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Snowdon routes from Andrews Lake approach.


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

For the San Juans area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Snowdon Peak

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

Naked Lady Couloir   Colorado : 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 NE Ridge....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of Snowdon Peak Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Snowdon summer - sweet meadow ....
Snowdon summer - sweet meadow ....
Rock Climbing Photo: Snowdon's summit plateau looking SW.
Snowdon's summit plateau looking SW.
Rock Climbing Photo: Molas Lake and Silverton below.
Molas Lake and Silverton below.
Rock Climbing Photo: Belaying them up....
Belaying them up....
Rock Climbing Photo: Snowdon.

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