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La Plata Peak February 10 2007

 
La Plata Peak February 10 2007

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Object Title: La Plata Peak February 10 2007

 

Page By: Scott

Created/Edited: Feb 12, 2007 / Feb 12, 2007

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La Plata Winter Ascent

La Plata Peak is the 5th highest mountain in Colorado and is at 14,343 feet (4372 meters) elevation. Six of us climbed La Plata Peak on February 10 2007. SP members included Chicago Transplant, shanahan96, jamienellis, bodacious and denalibound.

All six of us made the summit, but it was a long day; 13 hours 40 minutes. The weather was actually reasonable. A bit of wind at times, light snow at times, but mostly good and with some periods of sunshine. After sunset it was completely clear with a star filled sky. We returned about 3 hours after dark so got to see the stars.

We climbed the North Ridge Direct Route. There was no avalanche danger on that route. The crux of the route is a really nasty scree slope just above timberline.

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chicagotransplantThanks!

chicagotransplant

Voted 10/10

Thanks for posting this album Scott! It was a great climb, it had been a while since the last 14hr winter sufferfest and felt good (in a strange twisted sort of way) to get another one!
Posted Feb 13, 2007 12:36 am

ScottRe: Thanks!

Scott

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Thanks for adding your photos. It was a good trip.
Posted Feb 14, 2007 1:16 am

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