Blanca Peak Climber's Log

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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.

utclimber - Dec 12, 2009 8:53 pm

Foggy  Sucess!

Some day I'd like to return due to foggy low visibility conditions. I don't remember exactly when I climbed Blanca, but it was probably around 1997 or so.

JB99

JB99 - Dec 9, 2009 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Standard Route  Sucess!

Slow day for me, intended to do Little Bear but after feeling sick all morning just made the stroll up Blanca. Beautiful area, I'd recommend camping above Lake Como if you want more quiet and privacy.

jrf

jrf - Sep 23, 2009 5:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009

Traverse  Sucess!

I went up Blanca first and traversed across to Ellingwood. I didn't think Blanca was quite as hard as I expected. Weather was great and the views were beautiful. Traverse was easy Class 3 and enjoyable.

Buckaroo

Buckaroo - Sep 10, 2009 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Feb 2, 1991

Regular Route Solo  Sucess!

Before I knew how to "go light" 50lbs pack. Deep powder on approach, postholing with snowshoes following an old skier track. -40F low. Nice consolidated snow higher up, not too cold on summit day in the sun.

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