However as one gets to Yankee Boy basin the obvious mountain is not Sneffles but is really the eastern shoulder of S Kismet. Thus S Kismet ended up as the destination for the unwary.
However with careful review there are some very experienced climbers on the list who frequently climb craigs like this, just for fun.
S Kismet has some hard class 3 in the obvious couloir and finishes at the summit block with about a 10-15 foot class 5.2-3 effort with much air. The top has enough of one person with some extra room. A rope is usually not necessary, but careful climbing is required.
My first inadvertent solo ascent was Aug 69. The second time was for fun with my buddies Aug 87 when I retrieved the full register and left a new one in the iron pipe.
This is a worthy climb as the view of Sneffles and other high peaks is great. See Rosenbough's book "The San Juan Mountains" page 75 for the Sneffles view.
The register info below is from a copy I made before I turned the register in to the CMC office. Many of the entries are very hard to read but I will do my best to transcribe them for your reading.
South Kismet 13694' Register placed by H M Walters, Aug. 6 1934
Aug 6 34, Mary Briggs Madison WI H R Briggs Betty Timin Denver Bob Lennox Colo Sprs H M Walters Boulder
Aug 25 35 O M Bishop Tucson AZ Kenneth Segerstrom USGS Albuquerque NM Charles H Chage? Silverton
Setp 26 37 Herman Johnson Montrose
Sept 26 37 Olin Woods Montrose JCMC Outing
Aug 31 49 John ...CMC Bob Melzer JCMC Denver Bob Steele JCMC
Jul 13 48 Buzzy Cooper Denver Ted S Cooper Denver
July 23 50 R R Empel Minn.
Sept 13 52 Donald Monk Los Alamos NM George Bell Los Alamos NM ... Devaney Los Alamos NM
Sept 15 52 Harry Foreman Los Alamos NM
Aug 9 54 E Milt Boone Columbas Ohio via E ridge E C Hayden Urbana Ill via E ridge
Sept 1 55 Daniel Wolfe Denver JCMC Mark Booturen? Denver JCMC Dave ... Denver JCMC
Aug 57 Joyce Jose..son Ouray Charles Bruce Camp Bird
Aug 10 58 Wila or Wile Paulson Ridgeway CO Roger E Paulson Del Norte CO CU 61
May 30 59 Gene Tate Los Alamos NM HelenGates? Los Alamos NM
Aug 16 59 Clarie Weber Denver CMC Walt Gore Holden Mass
Aug 22 59 John F ... Telluride
July 28 62 Joe Golden Grand Jct Lt. Stephens,J. L. Colo Nat Guard
Aug 14 62 D Schmidt Lincoln Illinois
May 31 63 Frank E Prozat Los Alamos NM E Ridge Tom Doyle Los Alamos NM E Ridge Bruce Blanks Los Alamos NM E Ridge Milo Conrad Los Alamos NM E Ridge
July 13 63 Ken McClatchy Ouray
Aug 8 65 James F Taylor Los Alamos wt 235# Donald W Wirth Logans... BLM Nioloa ... Sally Hart Delta CO Peter Hart Delta CO Robt E Doyle Madison Wis Mike ...
June 25 66 Nancy Ewing Ridgeway CO Sam Ewing Ridgeway CO
Aug 17 66 Lew Bicking Baltimore MD
July 1 67 Peter Williamson UCHC, RMR, Boulder May Whitley
Aug 7 67 Dave Lyman Estes Park
Nov 25 67 Gil Harder CSU Mountain Club Ft Collins
July 16 68 Bryan Woodfin Dallas TX Debs Woodfin Frederick...
Aug 17 69 Paul Wilson Littleton CO
Aug 18 69 Under the leadership of George McLoud, Scottish ice climber etc etc Harry Frshmann Wilson WY Ray Jardine G McLoud Dick Rosenow Denver ... G Vr....
June 21 70 Donald G Davis Fairplay
July 3 70 (A repeat of a July 18 69 climb they admitted they were on the wrong summit) S Face climb of S Kismet; Ray Jardine Chard Paul Barker Chuck Bond Ted Beaman Brian Bakke Kirk Corter
July 3 70 David Malcolm Manchester MO Clinton Bonebrake Edmond OK ... D.. Gloster Mass
Sept 20 70 Marcus Honnecke Denver
Aug 18 71 Karen Cole CMC Harriet Coulson Portola Valley CA Lynn McKnight Stockton CA James Byron Nichols Kathy Campbell Lakewood Lynn Wellmerling Los Altos CA
Aug 71 ... Elvis Guin Denver Kent Simmons Denver
8/29/71 Barb Evert Engelwood
Oct 7 71 Gil Hansen Pueblo Doc Ellis Moscow ID
Aug 13 72 Dick Stutzke Colo Spr George Frederiks Austin TX Ben Harding Boulder
Sept 9 72 Leon Clcar? Canon City Lenard V Clear Canon City Mary R Clear Canon City
May 11 74 jerry Farmer Lakewood James Bond California
May 15 74 R Sievers Montrose Greg Hixson Gary Wilson Denver
July 23 74 Art Tauchen Falls City NE CMC
July 24 74 Carl Craig Almont CO Emiol? Almont CO Aemr? Almont CO
July 28 74 Ken Lawson Cortez Jack adams Log Hill Mesa CO Phil Schaefer Oak Creek CO
June 11 75 Charles Pitts Gunnison
Aug 2 75 Wadell F Smith Jr San Rafael CA Joshua
Aug 15 75 John Evans Conifer CO
Sept 1 75 Donald Janes Beulah CO El Pueblo CMC
Oct 76 76 Kimberley a Schappert Gunnison Roger B..
Aug 15 79 Jerry
July 20 80 Kirstai Tem... Silverton
July 27 80 Alan J Talbert Silver Springs MD
Sept 24 80 Ward Hobert Beth Schlicter
Oct 12 80 David Bennett Durango
May 10 81 J Miller Hastings Mesa CO
June 11 81 Rusty Mc Comas Telluride
July 5 81 Rich Riefenberg Idledale COCMC Purple Mtn Gang Doug Beaman Midland MI Dave Riefenberg Kittridge CO Terry Haske Blue Springs MO
July 17 82 Kent Beverly Grand Jct Robert Rosenberg Grand Jct Russell g Wilhamn
July 25 82 Mike Garratt Conifer CO
Aug 29 82 Stan Laidlaw Ouray CO
Sept 10 84 John Sutton Odessa TX
July 4 85 Ike Weaver Bloomfield NM Bob Rosebrough Gallup NM Ernie Stomeyer Farmington NM
July 12 86 party of three
July 29 87 party of two
Aug 12 87 Looking for Sneffles? Dan Ratliffe Cleaveland OH Stuntman (T. Terito) NYC Brian Pappas Cleveland OH Craig Pnozzi Steve Pnozzi
Aug 17 87 Steve Goodman Denver Martin MCGonnan Highlands Ranch CO Vernon Lundsford Littleton CO Paul Wilson Highlands Ranch
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