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crzyjtSolo ski descent - NW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007


Beautiful day. Unfortunately the new snow was too unstable to ski the north slopes, but it was a blast to be up there solo this time of year.
Posted May 14, 2007 10:44 am

shanahan96winter, la plata style  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2007


climbed la plata with a group of six from 14ers.com. it ended up being a real adventure on a wonderful winter day! 13 hours and 55 min long....these folks are troopers.

Posted Feb 12, 2007 11:19 pm

ScottWinter ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2007


Same as Chicago' post below.

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.
Posted Feb 12, 2007 4:49 pm

chicagotransplantNW Ridge - Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2007


Climbed with Scott Patterson, shanahan96, jamienellis, bodacious and denalibound on a surprisingly comfortable winter day. Despite forecasts the snow was light and sparse and the ridge was fairly calm. Not too cold either. We left the trail in the trees to avoid avy paths on the standard route. The ridge was gained via a 3rd class loose scree gully, but otherwise the route was straightforward.
Posted Feb 12, 2007 4:26 pm

bpv_UWNW Ridge Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2005


Climbed with my brother on a beautiful July day. Took our time; 8-9 hrs. RT. Summit to ourselves for ~45 minutes; only saw 2-3 other hikers the whole day. Awesome views from the top!
Posted Feb 3, 2007 8:44 pm

Anya JingleVia Southwest Ridge from West Winfield Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2002

Anya Jingle

Beautiful hike. I wish I could do it again. Our slideshow is here: La Plata Peak hike
Posted Jan 23, 2007 6:02 am

boisedocOne of the better Sawatch peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1992


I thought the route from the south was enjoyable. We started hiking immediately after driving from Dallas which made for a bit of altitude sickness
Posted Dec 17, 2006 4:16 pm

TiogaBradfordNW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005


My first 14er, and my first peak in CO! It was only my 2nd week living in Colorado, so I think I dragged a bit due to the altitude, but other than that, it was a great time!
Posted Sep 22, 2006 11:54 pm

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

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