Rained on the way down.
Started hiking a few miles in on Lake Como Road, set up camp, then continued on to the summits of Blanca and Ellingwood.
An easy traverse over
During the night. Awesome.
Great weather! Bit cold on summit. Made my way over to Ellingwood via just below the ridge. Magnificent views and vibes!
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.
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.
Great hike and weather along with Ellingwood.
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!
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/
Fun Climb from Huerfano Basin. Car shuttle to Lake Como Road after tagging Ellingwood Point as well.
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.
Climbed with B. Davidson.
With Goldielocks and Will. Great weather, snowshoes not needed.
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.
A personal favourite & one of my earlier winter ascents.
and stuck to da ridge
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.
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.
Saw the same crowd from Little Bear, which we had all climbed the prior sunny day. But no views that morning!