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royswkrFrom Winfield side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 1993
Took route from S described by Edrinn as little-used, to find that no longer true once book was out :-)
Posted Sep 22, 2006 2:26 pm

lwillson83My 2nd 14er!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2005


#2 the day after #1! Nice steep hike.
Posted Sep 21, 2006 10:45 pm

awillsonGreat hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2005


A great hike!
Posted Sep 15, 2006 6:23 pm

dunking_deutschmanNorthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006


A pleasant hike. The route is very well marked with cairns and it is difficult to get off track. This is one of Colorado 14er's more conveniently located trailheads as it is located on a paved road. Enjoy your hike and then treat yourself to a 4 star dinner in Aspen. Your body has earned it, no doubt.
Posted Sep 14, 2006 5:23 am

CO PUMARoute: NW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006


Great route!! Great trail!! I loved the waterfall over from the first bridge you cross.
Posted Sep 9, 2006 9:28 pm

Brandon FullerNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Brandon Fuller

Nice well defined trail. Good rock jumping up near the top.
Posted Sep 3, 2006 4:17 pm

orangehatStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2006


Late start and clouds were building throughout the day but it never rained or thundered--great day climbing with my brother, his first 14er. A little snow near the summit but no need for gaiters. Came from sea level, climbed to 12,800 the day before, and had no real altitude problems on La Plata. A great nontechnical climb. Can't wait for the next CO trip!
Posted Sep 1, 2006 4:27 pm

apierceExcellent Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006


Praise to the Fourteener Initiative for all their work on the trail. It is among the most solid and well-defined I have encountered on a Class 2. Scenic trail: we saw 2 rainbows early in the a.m. and there were thousands (literally) of colorful mushrooms spotting the forest floor. The views were awesome too, of course.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 7:27 pm

smason505La Plata Northwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006


Climbed northwest ridge with Ian. Drizzled and rained all day and we never had a clear view of the summit. Lots of marmots though, gotta love those little guys.
Posted Aug 10, 2006 6:24 pm

Bill562NW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2006


Camped in La Plata Basin to acclimate, enjoyed the climb. First on the summit that day.
Posted Aug 7, 2006 4:46 am

sdhagerRoute Climbed: NW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005


Busy Sawatch Saturday. We beat the weather, many others didn't.
Posted Aug 5, 2006 9:28 pm

seth@LOKIleft the skis  Sucess!


skis were too heavy
Posted Jul 26, 2006 7:43 pm

lindasyhWest Winfield TH, Ascend SW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 1997


Good scrambling near the summit.
Posted Jul 24, 2006 11:22 pm

AnteroNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2006
Great hike.. this is a long day for sure, but very beautiful. Very few spots of snow on the NW ridge route, but did have a short fun glissade on the upper mountain. It even flurried a bit on the way down
Posted Jun 28, 2006 12:25 pm

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

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