Blanca Peak Climber's Log

Viewing: 61-80 of 176
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Viewing: 61-80 of 176
Return to 'Blanca Peak' main page