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GahugafugaTraverse from Blanca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2008


After Blanca, took the third class high traverse to Ellingwood. It was more fun than expected and made for a great multi-peak day (excluding the descent back to the base of the Lake Como road). The exposure looking down into the Huerfano drainage is incredible.
Posted Jul 13, 2008 1:52 am

GeorgeJamesSW Ridge to Blanca Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2008


Camped at Lake Como the night before and ascended the southwest ridge on a cloudy, drizzly morning. Climbed into the cloud to gain a socked in summit, then traversed the saddle to Blanca. An exhilarating ridge climb! In my opinion the rock is fairly good; not at all crumbly, but slightly loose here and there, so be careful. Periods of light drizzle made the rock damp this day, which made me even more wary of the high exposure, but I was not to be denied my first Sangre 14er. I highly recommend this route for a competent class 3+ climber, but if exposure tends to psyche you out, you may want to choose a different path.
Posted Jul 8, 2008 1:24 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: Traverse from Blanca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008


Did this peak solo from the 2WD parking lot. The significant elevation gain and distance made this a nice little marathon.
Posted Jul 5, 2008 4:53 pm

miztflipSouthWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2008


Hiked up and camped above Lake Como. Only saw one other person. The SW ridge was alot of fun and I highly recommend it compared to the choss of the standard route. Continued on to Blanca staying on the ridge crest.
Posted Jun 13, 2008 5:21 am

AsphazellSW Ridge via couloir, class III  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2008


Outstanding and intense route in the snow. Perfect snow conditions made this route go. One of the more memorable climbs I've done. Trip report is "SW Ridge Class III snow"
Posted Jun 10, 2008 10:34 am

Jerry LComo Lake
Date Climbed: May 24, 2008

Jerry L

That's as far as I went. Decided at this point to head south.
Posted May 27, 2008 8:33 pm

Eric HolleFrom Lake Como  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2008

Eric Holle

Ben L and I summitted Ellingwood Point in whiteout conditions. We were happy to have brought snow wands along to play with for the first time. Continued on to Blanca.
Posted May 14, 2008 11:58 pm

dswinkComo Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2006


Climbed Ellingwood from Como Lake. High winds and blowing snow made it a real challenge.
Posted Mar 9, 2008 8:03 pm

MountainHikerCORescue  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 1999


This was my third climb of Ellingwood. We climbed Blanca first and then Ellingwood. On the way down we encountered 2 guys helping an injured girl. She got hit in the ankle with a rock. I called for help on my cell. When a ranger showed he requested I remain to be part of the rescue party. It was slow going. I got back to camp at 10:00 that night. I was too tired to do Little Bear the next day. What helped our decision to leave were the yahoos that arrived to camp next to us. They were using a shotgun to split wood!
Posted Feb 19, 2008 8:22 pm

MountainHikerCONorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 1993


This was my first climb of Ellingwood. I climbed the North Ridge from Huerfano River trailhead. I climbed point 13660 on the way. The weather didn't look like I should go for Blanca.
Posted Feb 19, 2008 8:14 pm

tomlaurenLittle Bear - Blanca - Ellingwood Pt in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2007


From camp at Lake Como, climbed the West Ridge of Little Bear, performed the traverse to Blanca Peak, then descended Blanca's Northwest Face to Ellingwood Point's South Face with my friend Keith. The descent from Ellingwood Point back to camp was scenic.
Posted Feb 3, 2008 7:20 am

GroundControlEllingwood Point, Summer 2003  Sucess!


This peak really introduced me to the beauty that the Sangre de Cristo region has to offer...
Posted Jan 13, 2008 10:23 am

spannring29From Blanca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007


Fun little traverse with great views of Blanca and Little Bear.
Posted Oct 21, 2007 12:13 pm

Mike McSW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Mike Mc

Second time on Ellingwood. Climbed the direct Blanca/Ellingwood Ridge and downclimbed the SW Ridge. The latter route probably would have been better climbing rather than downclimbing, but quality nonetheless.
Posted Sep 16, 2007 11:53 pm

dr_gonzSW ridge  Sucess!


That SW ridge is bomber. Loved it.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 1:50 pm

mtnhiker13SW Ridge Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007


LOVED the SW Ridge route - it is probably my favorite ridge route I have done. Fun solid climbing with a little exposure along the way.
Posted Aug 20, 2007 3:35 pm

ElliottDavisW ridge and airy traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2007


went up most of W ridge in the dark; not a problem. Loved the finish: "Oh, I'm here!" and walking along the ridge top with 1000+ feet of exposure; thrilling if you like that sort of thing. =)
Posted Aug 20, 2007 12:05 am

chicagotransplantSW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


Climbed the SW Ridge with Jamie Nellis. First to summit for the day, beautiful morning! We headed on to Blanca from here.
Posted Aug 12, 2007 8:53 pm

sbkelleytraverse from Blanca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2006


Really wanted that SW ridge, but another day. Blanca looks cool from this point!
Posted May 24, 2007 6:23 pm

lizrdboySolo again  Sucess!


Summited from the SW ridge. Alone on the summit while everyone else was on Blanca. Boot skied down the gully just West of the summit.
Posted Feb 26, 2007 5:04 am

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