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csmcgranahanCombo w/ Blanca
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2013

csmcgranahan

Started at 8,800' at about 2:30am and summited both Blanca and Ellingwood Point. Long but very rewarding day.
Posted Jan 18, 2014 8:40 pm

Ken DammenSouthwest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2013

Ken Dammen

Climbed the normal route. Ice on the rocks in the early morning, but conditions improved throughout the morning. This was #54 of the Colorado #58 14ers. Fun hike.
Posted Aug 17, 2013 12:29 am

astroclimberHot day in the Sangres  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2011

astroclimber

Also did Blanca on a very warm day. With Dave and Kat
Posted Jul 6, 2013 9:27 pm

Sarah SimonFrom Lake Como with Blanca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013

Sarah Simon

Enjoyed the traverse over here from Blanca. It was raining the last little bit to the top, making the rocks slick, but at least the cool temperatures kept the atsmospheric electricity at bay. Opted for a "shortcut" traverse for the descent...which sucked.
Posted Jul 6, 2013 5:24 pm

SenadRWith Blanca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2013

SenadR

After summiting Blanca Peak we did traverse to Ellingwood Point. Great views of Blanca, Little Bear, Lindsey! SDescending from this mountain is not my favorite.
Posted Jul 6, 2013 11:26 am

FletchW/ Blanca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2011

Fletch

I put up a 1st asecnt there... (off route of course!)
Posted Dec 28, 2012 3:23 pm

triyodaSW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

triyoda

Very solid rock. Pretty easy scrambling, but very fun.
Posted Dec 19, 2012 1:37 am

milanNice trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010
First one and then we climbed Blanca. It was really nice trip with snow the 30th.
Posted Oct 21, 2012 5:16 pm

Digglernorth ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012

Diggler

Left truck, before/below TH, @ 7.55. Still hungover from whisky & beer consumed as a result of previous night’s fight. Last night less than ideal...

Left Huerfano TH @ 8.10. Got lost on trail leading to Lily Lake- shitty signage! Getting up ‘approach’ wall even more intimidating than it originally looked- loose rubble all over ledges, steep, exposed, & sustained. Super glad when I finally reached the ridge crest & it was over, but nervous about descending it (thought of having to go down it in a storm terrifying). Definitely the crux of the climb. I’d agree w/ Roach’s given rating of 5.2.

Remainder of ridge delightful! A few sections of 4th & easy 5th (if one wanted it), but mostly just fun 2nd & 3rd class. Summited @ 11.47. Enjoyed beautiful views (esp. of Blanca & Little Bear), & spoke briefly w/ a guy who came up the standard route. Clouds moving in, so left summit @ 12.06.

Went to Lily Lake (where wrote this), as in no particular rush to get back to camp… @ base of wall @ 13.30. Back @ TH @ 16.55, & @ car 17.10.
Posted Oct 1, 2012 8:09 pm

Woodie HopperRidge traverse from Blanca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012

Woodie Hopper

Traversed from Blanca after completing the Little Bear-Blanca traverse. Dark clouds were building, so I hiked quickly from the saddle. Long day since I started from ~8,500ft in the valley.
Posted Aug 5, 2012 1:54 am

boisedoc24 years after Blanca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

boisedoc

decided to come back and climb this. Started at about 9800 feet on the Lake Como road. Pretty straightforward. Ended up traversing over to Blanca to repeat my 1988 climb
Posted Jul 22, 2012 11:53 pm

SteveMarrSouthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012

SteveMarr

Classic route up a beautiful ridge line. Solid and fun class III all the way from the upper lake to the summit of Ellingwood. The descent through the talus wasn't fun, but the hike was great. Not sure I want to repeat the trudge up the Como Lake road in daylight!
Posted Jul 14, 2012 10:39 pm

Bezoar GoatWIND  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2012

Bezoar Goat

Great winter climb. No snow on the road until we reached the Como Lake drainage (Holbrook Creek). The snowpack on the peaks is pretty shallow, with faceted crystals covered by sun crust.
Posted Feb 27, 2012 12:27 pm

metalmountainCombo with Blanca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2011

metalmountain

Completed the traverse to Blanca.
Posted Dec 7, 2011 12:02 pm

BrianSSRoute Climbed: Ridge Traverse From Blanca Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2011
Fun traverse and a great combo!
Posted Oct 22, 2011 7:56 pm

Ted EliasonFun SW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Ted Eliason

One of the more fun hand and foot scrambles to the summit.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 3:09 pm

Jeremy HakesWith Blanca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2005

Jeremy Hakes

Nice peak.
Posted Oct 4, 2011 10:56 am

JohnnyCOAfter Blanca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2011

JohnnyCO

walked the Class 3 ridge from Blanca. very convenient. The views of the massif are amazing and rugged. Hung out on the summit hour and half just enjoying sunshine and others company. Great time!! Scrambled to the bottom of the basin to find the trail.
Posted Oct 1, 2011 2:11 pm

twillyGreat mountain trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

twilly

Climbed it along with blanca peak. Started at the very bottom and camped near lake como for a night. Summitted both peaks the next day.
Posted Aug 30, 2011 2:28 pm

belexesLake Como via Blanca Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011

belexes

Meetup.com trip. We climbed Blanca first, then partly followed the ridge to Ellingwood Point. The leader brought his dog, so we had to drop down into the bowl and find and easier way up. There was no clearly marked trail, but we eventually made our way up the loose talus to the summit. Then we headed back to Lake Como, napped for a little bit before hiking the 6 miles back down the (expletive) Como Lake Road.
Posted Aug 22, 2011 2:59 pm

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