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Pete CastriconeWest face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2011

Pete Castricone

With Goldielocks and Will. Great weather, snowshoes not needed.
Posted Jun 6, 2011 11:28 am

ripper333nice day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2011
brought skis intending to ski down.. no snow off the top so left skis at someones camp.. joyful to carry em that far for no reason .. made the best of it.. nice day with cool peeps despite no turns.
Posted Jun 5, 2011 1:56 pm

Bezoar Goatprimo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2007

Bezoar Goat

A personal favourite & one of my earlier winter ascents.
Posted Mar 1, 2011 4:18 pm

centrifugewith Ellingwood   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2010

centrifuge

and stuck to da ridge
Posted Jan 13, 2011 12:38 am

thatnissanguyBlanca and Ellingwood  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2010

thatnissanguy

Great day. Enjoyed the fun scrambling to be taken in on the ridge proper to Blanca. Skipped to the summit from there. Perfect weather, minus some low-lying clouds and mist.
Posted Dec 18, 2010 9:35 pm

rockymountaindivaFoggy mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010

rockymountaindiva

Saw the same crowd from Little Bear, which we had all climbed the prior sunny day. But no views that morning!
Posted Oct 11, 2010 12:10 am

Jay MoonStandard route

Jay Moon

Favorite mountain in Colorado!
Posted Sep 16, 2010 12:32 am

theREALCarpeDMstandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

theREALCarpeDM

A foggy day
Posted Aug 7, 2010 12:40 am

seanoFrom Little Bear  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2010

seano

Probably my favorite traverse so far. Awesome! Trip report
Posted Jun 14, 2010 6:15 pm

KimoBAmazing mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

KimoB

Drove by Jeep to Lake Como. Pitched our tent next to some friends and then climbed Blanca Peak the next day. It was a quick hike - 5 hrs roundtrip from Lake Como. The vistas are stunning. Can't wait to return for Little Bear and Ellingwood.
Posted Apr 4, 2010 10:25 am

utclimberFoggy  Sucess!
Some day I'd like to return due to foggy low visibility conditions. I don't remember exactly when I climbed Blanca, but it was probably around 1997 or so.
Posted Dec 12, 2009 8:53 pm

JB99Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

JB99

Slow day for me, intended to do Little Bear but after feeling sick all morning just made the stroll up Blanca. Beautiful area, I'd recommend camping above Lake Como if you want more quiet and privacy.
Posted Dec 9, 2009 4:24 pm

jrfTraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009

jrf

I went up Blanca first and traversed across to Ellingwood. I didn't think Blanca was quite as hard as I expected. Weather was great and the views were beautiful. Traverse was easy Class 3 and enjoyable.
Posted Sep 23, 2009 5:03 pm

BuckarooRegular Route Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 2, 1991

Buckaroo

Before I knew how to "go light" 50lbs pack. Deep powder on approach, postholing with snowshoes following an old skier track. -40F low. Nice consolidated snow higher up, not too cold on summit day in the sun.
Posted Sep 10, 2009 1:33 pm

Big Skies 808One of the best routes ever  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

Big Skies 808

Climbed the NW Face on Little Bear and traversed to Blanca under stellar skies. One of the best routes I've ever done.
Posted Aug 24, 2009 5:57 pm

alpspitzeStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2009

alpspitze

Hiked this one after Lil Bear to save another trip up to Lake Como.
Awesome day.
Posted Aug 24, 2009 12:23 pm

Alex WoodBlanca y Ellingwood  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2009

Alex Wood

Hiked up to Blue Lakes and then did Blanca and Ellingwood. Great day and amazing views. Those were 14'ers number 9 and 10 this summer and were by far the coolest of them all. Camp at Blue Lakes instead of Como!!!
Posted Aug 3, 2009 9:26 pm

pyergerblanca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2005

pyerger

Climbed this peak twice. This is one of my favorate 14ners, so far. Did it car, to car once, about a fifteen hour day.
Posted Jul 30, 2009 3:09 pm

Dennis PoulinLake Como  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2008

Dennis Poulin

Long day hike. Snowed a little on me near the top.
Posted Jul 15, 2009 12:48 pm

mattpayne11From Ellingwood  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

mattpayne11

Awesome day, no weather.
Posted Jul 12, 2009 4:21 pm

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