Blanca Peak Climber's Log

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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.

Big Skies 808

Big Skies 808 - Aug 24, 2009 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

One of the best routes ever  Sucess!

Climbed the NW Face on Little Bear and traversed to Blanca under stellar skies. One of the best routes I've ever done.


alpspitze - Aug 24, 2009 12:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2009

Standard Route  Sucess!

Hiked this one after Lil Bear to save another trip up to Lake Como.
Awesome day.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Aug 3, 2009 9:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2009

Blanca y Ellingwood  Sucess!

Hiked up to Blue Lakes and then did Blanca and Ellingwood. Great day and amazing views. Those were 14'ers number 9 and 10 this summer and were by far the coolest of them all. Camp at Blue Lakes instead of Como!!!


pyerger - Jul 30, 2009 3:09 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2005

blanca  Sucess!

Climbed this peak twice. This is one of my favorate 14ners, so far. Did it car, to car once, about a fifteen hour day.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Jul 15, 2009 12:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2008

Lake Como  Sucess!

Long day hike. Snowed a little on me near the top.


mattpayne11 - Jul 12, 2009 4:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

From Ellingwood  Sucess!

Awesome day, no weather.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 8, 2009 4:40 am

from Lake Como  Sucess!

One of my crazy fourteener trips. Camped at Lake Como, which was completely covered under ice and snow. A lot of snow. Did loose the track and started snow climbing the ridge between Little Bear and Blanca Peak. Duchess was afraid on this one.


davebobk47 - Jun 25, 2009 10:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2009

In the Clouds  Sucess!

Clouds rolling in and out all morning and very wet slushy snow. It took me forever but I eventaually made it and got a few nice views between clouds.


bruceg - Apr 24, 2009 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 1987

First Colorado 14eer  Sucess!

Climbed with Susan, a ranger from Great Sand Dunes NM. Walked the road and watched some amazing driving. Camped above Como Lake. We were the only ones on the peak, rare for a Colorado 14eer!


ozarkmac - Apr 20, 2009 7:31 am

Blanca solo  Sucess!

First 14er. Solo trip. Camped just above Lake Como. Made the saddle between Blanca and Ellingwood, then up the airy ridge to the summit. Incredible views. Had the mountain to myself. Wish I'd climbed Ellingwood too.


strudolyubov - Jan 23, 2009 5:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

Blanca/Ellingwood combo  Sucess!

Started from camp near Blue Lakes. Climbed the standard route and continued on to Ellingwood. Good weather, great views.


msihl - Oct 6, 2008 5:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2008

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge from Lake Como  Sucess!

Climbed with Christoph, who did his first 14er climb...about a foot of snow on the summit and the ridge and temperatures below freezing. But very fun climb!


RMdaytripsgrl - Sep 6, 2008 9:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Como Lake TH, combo w/Ellingwood  Sucess!

A long day completely enshrouded in clouds,rain and wind from 8,500 ft. with Tard Sauce (aka Brandon Fuller) and his sister.

Brandon Fuller

Brandon Fuller - Sep 4, 2008 10:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Combo In Rain  Sucess!

Went from bottom of Lake Como Road in a day.


Gahugafuga - Jul 13, 2008 1:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2008

NW Face  Sucess!

Climbed the standard route. I was fighting a sour stomach all morning and almost threw up around 13k'. After taking a few moments to calm down and assess myself for AMS (it wasn't) I decided to fight through it. Glad I did - the views from on top were awesome. And I never puked!


GeorgeJames - Jul 8, 2008 2:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2008

Traverse from Ellingwood  Sucess!

Traversed the ridge from Ellingwood Point on a cloudy, drizzly day. Overcast skies opened up on the summit, just enough to provide glimpses of the beautiful surroundings. An excellent traverse on good rock, with noticeable but fairly safe and manageable exposure. Returned back down through the Lake Como Basin, with cloud cover providing shade for most of the way. An absolutely wonderful 1st trip to the Sangres.


altitude14er - Jul 5, 2008 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

Route Climbed: Traverse  Sucess!

An awesome summit, did this solo from the 2WD parking in a single, very long day! Blew a hole in my boots, but well worth it.


Cortez - Jun 26, 2008 10:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2008

Route Climbed: Como (kind of)  Sucess!

We made it about 3 miles up the "road" and hiked about a half mile past Lake Como & camped. The following day, my wife & I hiked Blanca (our 23rd 14er). Other than an army of Marmots, we were the only ones on the mountain. We stayed on the east side of the mtn. then hit the trail about 1000 ft from the saddle. We then continued to the high side to the saddle. The trail was really obscured by the snow. It was a splendid day but difficult hike because of the snow considerable snow and the fact that we now live in Knoxville, TN >> the views were spectacular!!!! We got a flat on the way down.


cftbq - Jun 20, 2008 12:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2008

semi-standard route  Sucess!

Climbed with trishapajean from 8,100 ft. on the Lake Como Rd. A long day, but a great summit in great weather. Mixed bare rock/crampon climb with some good glissading on the way down. My 34th 14er and my 100th summit overall.m

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