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GahugafugaSW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2004


Drove out from CA to visit friends in CO. Climbed La Plata with almost no acclimation and had no problems. Great hike except for the loose slope leading up to the ridge.
Posted Jun 20, 2006 6:13 pm

rockrat2NW ridge  Sucess!


Fun route, nice scenery.
Posted Jun 20, 2006 3:13 am

Michael HoytWest Winfield TH, Ascend SW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 1998

Michael Hoyt

I carried too much camera equipment. It just about killed me!
Posted Jun 18, 2006 12:43 am

pacojgarzaNorthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2006


Summitting La Plata in 4 hours the day after running the Steamboat marathon was a bit tiring but the incredible 360 degree views from the top made me forget the pain.
Posted Jun 13, 2006 5:04 am

cftbqtougher than expected  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006


A birthday present from my daughter was a climb up the SW ridge route. The scree climb out of the basin and the bouldering to 13,900 took us longer than expected, but it was a dynamite climb. Only two other climbers on the mountain that day. Decent weather, but windy up top. 14er #25 for me, #17 for her.
Posted Jun 4, 2006 5:19 am

bds670Northwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2006
Still lots of snow... good conditions
Posted May 30, 2006 6:18 pm

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

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