Blanca Peak Climber's Log

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JohnnyCO

JohnnyCO - Oct 1, 2011 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2011

Blanca/ Ellingwood  Sucess!

Great weather! Bit cold on summit. Made my way over to Ellingwood via just below the ridge. Magnificent views and vibes!

belexes

belexes - Aug 22, 2011 2:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011

Lake Como  Sucess!

Meetup.com trip. We hiked in from San Luis Valley on Saturday and camped at Lake Como. We started around 4AM Sunday morning. There was a lot of loose talus higher up, so the "trail" was very hard to find. We went to the right before the saddle and dealt with some fairly easy class 3 scrambling before we made the summit. We got to the summit around 7:30 or so, I think. The clouds were already building up early in the day. Then we went over to Ellingwood Point.

twilly

twilly - Aug 21, 2011 10:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

Beautiful Hike  Sucess!

Started at the very bottom and camped at lake como the first night then went to the top the next day along with ellingwood. Favorite mountain I have climbed so far.

I like it on top

I like it on top - Aug 14, 2011 6:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Lake Como Route  Sucess!

Great hike and weather along with Ellingwood.

nutaylay - Jul 19, 2011 2:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011

First 14er  Sucess!

Did this on a 2 day trip, camped Saturday at Lake Como and hit the summit the next day, rested for about 1/2 hour while breaking down camp, and descended. On the way up got sidetracked in a couloir pretty close to Ellington and then had to take the ridge the rest of the way to Blanca. Would have liked to do another peak in the area, but facing an 8 mile descent and tired legs decided to scrap and drive back to Denver. Beautiful!

zoomloco

zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

traverse  Sucess!

The traverse from little bear is the best CO 14 traverse, and maybe the best CO 14er route period. probably only class 4, though a bit exposed. TR up at http://zoomloco.xanga.com/732717261/purple-mountain-majesties/

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Jun 27, 2011 2:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2011

Gash Ridge  Sucess!

Fun Climb from Huerfano Basin. Car shuttle to Lake Como Road after tagging Ellingwood Point as well.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jun 20, 2011 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2011

From Lake Como  Sucess!

Backpacked up the Hanus Lake Como Road and camped at Como Lake. Climbed Blanca and Ellingwood the next day and did the ridge traverse between them.

REM - Jun 6, 2011 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2002

From Jaws One  Sucess!

Climbed with B. Davidson.

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Jun 6, 2011 11:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2011

West face  Sucess!

With Goldielocks and Will. Great weather, snowshoes not needed.

ripper333 - Jun 5, 2011 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2011

nice day  Sucess!

brought skis intending to ski down.. no snow off the top so left skis at someones camp.. joyful to carry em that far for no reason .. made the best of it.. nice day with cool peeps despite no turns.

Bezoar Goat

Bezoar Goat - Mar 1, 2011 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2007

primo  Sucess!

A personal favourite & one of my earlier winter ascents.

centrifuge

centrifuge - Jan 13, 2011 12:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2010

with Ellingwood   Sucess!

and stuck to da ridge

thatnissanguy

thatnissanguy - Dec 18, 2010 9:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2010

Blanca and Ellingwood  Sucess!

Great day. Enjoyed the fun scrambling to be taken in on the ridge proper to Blanca. Skipped to the summit from there. Perfect weather, minus some low-lying clouds and mist.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

Blanca and Ellingwood  Sucess!

Backpacked up the road to Lake Como and the day was still very clear and calm, so I headed up to tag Blanca and Ellingwood. Made it back to camp as the sun was going down.

rockymountaindiva

rockymountaindiva - Oct 11, 2010 12:10 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010

Foggy mountain  Sucess!

Saw the same crowd from Little Bear, which we had all climbed the prior sunny day. But no views that morning!

Jay Moon

Jay Moon - Sep 16, 2010 12:32 am

Standard route

Favorite mountain in Colorado!

theREALCarpeDM

theREALCarpeDM - Aug 7, 2010 12:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

standard route  Sucess!

A foggy day

seano

seano - Jun 14, 2010 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2010

From Little Bear  Sucess!

Probably my favorite traverse so far. Awesome! Trip report

KimoB

KimoB - Apr 4, 2010 10:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

Amazing mountain  Sucess!

Drove by Jeep to Lake Como. Pitched our tent next to some friends and then climbed Blanca Peak the next day. It was a quick hike - 5 hrs roundtrip from Lake Como. The vistas are stunning. Can't wait to return for Little Bear and Ellingwood.

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