Snowdon Peak Rock Climbing
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.
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
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Classic Climbing Routes in Snowdon Peak
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Snowdon Peak:
Featured Route For Snowdon Peak
South Rib via The Back Up Plan 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
: Alpine Rock
: ... : Snowdon Peak
This route ascends a crack up the south west face of Snowdon. After 200 feet of 5.7ish climbing, you top out into the main south rib of Snowdon. Continue up along the rib or traverse along the other ribs as you make your way up to the summit. Pick your own line. It is 4th and easy 5th but nothing harder than you choose after "the back up plan". There is plenty of 3rd....[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
Snowdon summer - sweet meadow ....
Snowdon's summit plateau looking SW.
Molas Lake and Silverton below.