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lanagordonNo. 21  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009


Last mile was a dousey! Great hike with just Shadow and I.
Posted Aug 23, 2009 10:16 pm

MarkDidierWent up the Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009


A fun day despite not particularly great weather. It never rained, and there was no thunder or lightning, but there were plenty of low lying clouds which blocked all the views once we reached the ridgeline.

It was my son's first 14er, so regardless of the weather, it was a very memorable day.
Posted Aug 18, 2009 11:10 pm

Dangers PopN/W Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2009

Dangers Pop

Beautiful hike with great weather. Views were fantastic!
Posted Aug 9, 2009 2:28 pm

Chad CouchA great early summer day...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2005

Chad Couch

Climbed with Ian on a great day. Hike back to the car seemed to take forever.
Posted Jul 24, 2009 4:25 pm

PapaBanucciSW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009


With another parent and a few boys of my son's Boy Scout troop.
Posted Jul 13, 2009 9:49 am

Liba Kopeckovavia Ellingwood ridge  Sucess!

Liba Kopeckova

Almost got lost in a snowstorm. Duchess did great despite the weather.
Posted Jul 8, 2009 4:33 am

Sarah SimonNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

Sarah Simon

What a fantastic place to celebrate the 4th of July! We sauntered to the summit in a nice 3 hours and 15 minutes. [EDIT: Which is not bad for two old ladies, one with a pulled ligament in her left knee.] It was a beautiful day and I nearly fell asleep at the summit...until I realized I'd been laying on my camelback which drained into a puddle on the summit. So, which one of you is the young college intern who asked "Mind if I smoke?" at the summit? Partner: Deb.
Posted Jul 5, 2009 8:57 pm

shanrickvSouth Winfield Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009


Absolutely beautiful mountain and great route. I'm looking forward to coming back for the Ellingwood Ridge someday soon.
Posted Jul 5, 2009 7:59 pm

Steve LarsonNW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

Steve Larson

By far the most scenic 14er I've done to date. Beautiful views all the way up, spectacular summit. So, does everyone hike with their dog in CO?
Posted Jul 4, 2009 4:23 pm

skorpeoRe: NW ridge


I saw six people today and 2 had dogs. So answering your question, YES.
Posted Sep 27, 2009 11:16 pm

mattpayne11Route Climbed: SW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2005


Alone on this route the entire day, which was surprising on a 14'er. I guess people think there is only one way up...
Posted Apr 27, 2009 12:42 am

skier25FUn  Sucess!


Did this in September in a foot of snow.
Posted Mar 22, 2009 11:19 am

COhawkeyeEllingwood Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008


Climbed via Ellingwood Ridge and descended the standard route. A long day, but very fun route.
Posted Mar 18, 2009 1:09 pm

gkaufmanSummit healed all pain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008


After failing the year before on Mount of the Holy Cross I was back to Colorado to claim my first 14er. La Plata NW Ridge route was it. I will never be able to forget the feeling of accomplishment I had when I finally reached the true summit. Words can not describe how beautiful it was. It sparked something inside me that led me up Huron Peak, my 2nd 14er, two days later.
Posted Feb 9, 2009 12:31 pm

shknbkeNW ridge winter ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2009


Enjoyed a superb winter day on La Plata. Followed the trail until it started heading up La Plata Gulch, then made a beeline to the ridge to avoid avy terrain. The crux is a headwall that goes at class 2+ if you stay to climber's right. Snow was ~ 3 ft deep in the trees, which was not as bad as expected. Amazing views of Ellingwood Ridge in winter.
Posted Feb 2, 2009 4:21 pm

SarahThompsonEllingwood Ridge in summer, NW Ridge in winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2005


7/10/05 - Climbed Ellingwood Ridge and decended the standard route. Great day!

1/31/09 - Climbed the NW Ridge on a nice winter day.
Posted Feb 2, 2009 1:18 pm

TheChaseSolo in the Cold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2008


Climbed solo through a good deal of snow. Great day!
Posted Jan 4, 2009 5:04 pm

AsphazellStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2008


Solo ascent, solo summit. Lost the trail on the way up due to snow, but rock hopped and wallowed in the snow drifts all the way to the top. Gorgeous day, cold wind!
Posted Nov 5, 2008 3:47 pm

PivvayChris, Marni and Turbo sneak one in  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2008


Beautiful November day. SW ridge route was great.
Posted Nov 1, 2008 8:48 pm

I like it on topLa Plata  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

I like it on top

What a great time in such a beautiful place. Perfect day for a hike. Not crowded from the Winfield route.
Posted Aug 30, 2008 11:52 pm

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