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Tbacon251Saw some goats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2005


After nearly dieing on Elbert the day before, we made the trek to the summit of La Plata Peak. Conditions were deplorable and snow as very loose. Many times we would posthole and get stuck. Never the less…we saw some goats. That made us feel better?!?!

Great views from the top. Like Elbert, conditions did not allow for a good summit picture.
Posted May 24, 2006 6:22 am

ClearSkiesAheadUp the Northwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2005


Great climb, had the mountain to ourselves.
Posted Apr 26, 2006 4:05 pm

Mountain JimEllingwood Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 1967

Mountain Jim

Nice long climb, interesting route finding, in places.
Posted Mar 23, 2006 3:28 am

markhyamsStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 1994


My buddy got a gash in his thigh when he slid down some snow (on purpose). He limped around for a couple of weeks, but was okay.
Posted Mar 4, 2006 8:06 pm

RMdaytripsgrlRoute: SW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2005


With friend. 7+ hours. Absolutely beautiful hike.
Posted Feb 27, 2006 2:29 am

RMdaytripsgrlRoute: SW Ridge  Sucess!


Some date in 7/02, with husband. Another beauty on the south side of a Sawatch 14er. Wildflowers are found in the MILLIONS. An easy hike too.
Posted Feb 27, 2006 2:28 am

Joel HopperRoute Climbed: NW Ridge  Sucess!

Joel Hopper

Great climb until the last 1,000ft. Snowpacked near the summit and thunder moving in.
Posted Feb 20, 2006 5:37 pm

foreverwildNW Ridge hike  Sucess!


Climbed via NW ridge route in October 03 on what turned out to be a broken ankle. Beautiful day, aspens were a beautiful gold.
Posted Feb 13, 2006 7:05 pm

KieferRoute Climbed: NW ridge Date Climbed: August 1995  Sucess!


A very pleasent day, nice weather and not too hot. Passed by a 14ers inititive group doing trail work just below treeline.

Much more enjoyable than Elbert or Massive.
Posted Jan 22, 2006 3:11 pm

barrattRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: 7/31/05  Sucess!


Car camped at Trailhead. Climb is through a beautiful basin. A false summit or two on the way. 14er #15
Posted Jan 19, 2006 9:08 pm

chicagotransplantRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: October 1, 2005  Sucess!


Perfect Fall Day
Posted Jan 9, 2006 8:01 pm

1mverticalRoute Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: June 28, 2002  Sucess!


Left for summit at 7:00am, reached the top at 10:40. We were running for our lives from lightning by 10:50. Probably set a speed record for the descent.
Posted Jan 4, 2006 5:00 pm

CODaveRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 11, 2005  Sucess!


Solo and did not see a single person until I ran into a couple on the summit who came up from Winfield. Saw 2 people on way down.
Posted Dec 30, 2005 12:17 pm

Livelife4SummitsRoute Climbed: via Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: August 14th, 2003  Sucess!


A beautiful day for my last summit. I was actually considering doing this peak via Ellingwood Ridge but after Princeton, I did not feel like making things hard on myself and decided to just take the main trail and enjoy my last summit of the summer. Once on the summit, I was all alone and it was the best view I had all week long. I decided to do what I always wanted to do, and thus I beat off right there on the summit and left a piece of me for everyone to enjoy. It was a great culmination to a hard week of peakbagging.
Posted Dec 29, 2005 3:05 am

jclementsRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: Summer 2002  Sucess!


My 2nd attempt (first Oct. 2000, started out too late, partner was out of shape and slowed us down as well); coming off night shift, didn't sleep at TH camp, indigestion from failing vegetarian diet, drank 3 beers night before, altitude sickness started at peak and lasted for a while down, dry heaves and all. Made it, though!
Posted Dec 22, 2005 7:46 pm

indianhillstedRoute Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: July 1999
Beautiful day, but we didn't feel great. So many wildflowers! Next attempt will be Ellingwood.
Posted Oct 27, 2005 5:57 pm

Alcas24Route Climbed: Ellingwood Ridge Date Climbed: Sept. 3, 2005  Sucess!


Awesome route! Solo climb, 8hrs trailhead to summit. Stayed up high on the ridge but avoided most of the 5th class. This route is definately not a walkup and should not be underestimated.
Posted Oct 25, 2005 2:52 pm

bc44caesarRoute Climbed: Ellingwood Ridge Date Climbed: 9 Oct 2005  Sucess!


I underestimated this beast!! The route's difficulties are sustained and feature plenty of challenging route finding. It took me about 7.75hrs to reach the top, 10.5hrs car to car. I stayed mostly on the ridge, but ducked off of it a few times when things looked 5th class. A dusting of snow didn't help things either!
Posted Oct 9, 2005 2:09 am

altitude14erRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: 06/05/2005  Sucess!


The Lake Creek Approach is a relatively easy "walk-up"
Posted Oct 5, 2005 10:29 pm

iceisniceRoute Climbed: Ellingwood Ridge Date Climbed: July '04  Sucess!


Great solo. 4th class. Great, long day out.
Posted Oct 3, 2005 10:37 pm

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