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johnmnicholsLaPlata Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2004


Summited via the NW approach. Trail ran much of the route making it to the summit and back to the parking lot in 2 3/4 hours. Only person on the summit this day.
Posted Dec 26, 2007 10:28 am

Trevor Simmonsblustery October day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2007

Trevor Simmons

It was cold, windy, but an otherwise wonderful day. There was less snow than we expected, but one could hardly complain about the views anyway.
Posted Oct 13, 2007 7:34 pm

argothorLaPlata via the southwest ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007


Hiked up from west of Winfield, via the Southwest Ridge.
Posted Oct 3, 2007 1:21 pm

Boriss AndeanFrom Lake Creek Trailhead.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2004

Boriss Andean

I saw La Plata Peak from Mount Elbert's summit a few days ago, so I thought to give it a try.

My hike started at Lake Creek Trailhead at 7:30 am. The views were amazing. Got to the top at noon. Took a few pictures of the snow covered summit and of the other ranges to the east and west.

Went to Independence Pass summit after the climb to see la Plata Peak touched by the last sunrays of the day.

La Plata Peak 4,377 m (14,361 ft)
Posted Sep 24, 2007 9:37 pm

HylianHero#23  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2005


I climbed with my father and some of his work friends. Climbed from the South at Winfield. Another great alternative, as we didn't see anyone until nearly the summit. Some steep parts, but overall a great mountain with a nice summit. Distinctive shape really made it cool.
Posted Sep 17, 2007 9:29 pm

GeorgeJamesEllingwood Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007


The ridge was challenging enough without the weather fighting me and my group the whole way up. Rain, hail, snow, and a strong wind all day. An exciting and fun route, tougher than expected. Quite the class 3 adventure.
Posted Sep 17, 2007 11:14 am

mow10Ellingwood Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2007


Exciting ridge scramble especially with full packs in a hailstorm so powerful it was like being in a giant popcorn popper.
Posted Aug 29, 2007 7:47 pm

Mots010Evening hike on the southwest slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2007


Started hiking at 640pm and summited at about 9pm in the pitch dark. Had the mountain to myself!
Posted Aug 28, 2007 2:39 pm

heather14Northwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007


It was a beautiful day, pretty windy on the top. Great hike.
Posted Aug 27, 2007 12:02 am

mountainloverCONW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2007


Enjoyed one of the most beautiful days of hiking I've ever experienced in CO during my La Plata solo hike- blue skies all day long and minimal wind. NW Ridge route was steep, but beautiful, and the views of Ellingwood Ridge after gaining the ridge were spectacular! La Plata is now one of my favorites in the Sawatch range.
Posted Aug 21, 2007 11:13 am

ouray19La Plata  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2005


Beautiful mountain, but the descent seemed to go on forever!
Posted Aug 18, 2007 8:45 pm

wlstoneW Winfield TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2007


I saw no other humans until I began my descent, and they were all coming from 82. Awesome lonely day before the storms hit. Made the drive home interesting.
Posted Aug 15, 2007 6:45 pm

csmcgranahanSuccess!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007


Summited from SH 82 trailhead in 2 hours and 50 minutes. This is definitely the steepest 14er standard route I have done in the Sawatch. Enjoyed the summit for over 2.5 hours before heading back down. I had the summit to myself for the first hour or so before the first wave of folks hit the summit.
Posted Aug 14, 2007 9:58 am

jeffrawnWinfield TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006


Another beautiful trail in the Sawatch - LaPlata Basin is very scenic. Scree to the saddle was miserable on ascent and (wet)descent. Two false summits both tricked me. Clouds billowed up w/in 15 minutes of reaching summit, first thunder 5 minutes later. Left in a hurry, but hail w/ lightning moved in before we could reach the saddle. Does that make it a class 3?!
Posted Jul 24, 2007 2:23 am

HokieJimNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007


Great views of Ellingwood Ridge after gaining the NW Ridge!
Posted Jul 3, 2007 9:09 pm

Scott RogersSteep and Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006

Scott Rogers

Climb via standard route. Easy going, but rather steep. Good climb.
Posted Jun 25, 2007 8:22 pm

myrone1st Peak of 2007  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2007


Arrived a bit late and started up at 7:40AM from trailhead at route 82. Bright sun and rather warm, reached the snow corniced summit at 11:40 with clouds building all around but bright sun on top. Only took 2.5 hours to descend as I was racing to beat an oncoming storm, back to the car at 2:38 as it started to rain. My 27th 14'er and first of '07..........Sweet!
Posted Jun 25, 2007 9:58 am

ElliottDavisSW Ridge from Sayres Benchmark
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007


Started on the SW ridge route as described by Roach. After splashing through the muddy willows, turned NW and up talus to the East Ridge of Sayres Benchmark. Sigh - some days you don't have the juice, and this was one of them; every step felt slow. Summited Sayres and then headed down the East Ridge, which was pretty time-consuming. Mostly class 3, with moments of class 4-5 that were avoidable by climbing down off the crest. The rock is mostly solid, with the East side of several towers being a bit crumbly. Then up La Plata and when I was apparently one false summit hump from the top. Oh well, no mountain is worth getting me - and my puppy! - zapped to death, so I turned around. The brighter side: Brangwen (my puppy) had already been to the top with my buddy Ian, who hadn't done Sayres, so Brangwen has now climbed her first 14er. I am a proud puppy-papa.
Posted Jun 19, 2007 12:17 pm

ktiffany22Repeat #4 on the season  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007


Another repeat on the season, another brand new route though:-) (standard this time). Camped at the trailhead (w/o my sleeping pad- oops) w/o much sleep, still had a superb summit the following day!
Posted Jun 18, 2007 1:38 pm

Peak_BaggerNice one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2002


This one was cool.
Posted May 15, 2007 8:04 pm

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