Ellingwood Point Climber's Log

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Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 8, 2009 4:41 am

from Lake Como  Sucess!

Beautiful day, nice views of Little Bear and Blanca Peak.


heather14 - Jun 1, 2009 9:25 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2009

Southwest Face  Sucess!

A nice snow climb in a spectacular setting!


SarahThompson - Jan 6, 2009 6:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2005

3x  Sucess!

9/18/05 - Climbed the delightful SW ridge from camp at Lake Como and then headed over to Blanca Peak.

6/10/06 - One day blitz of the Lake Como Trio. Climbed Little Bear's NW face, did the classic traverse to Blanca, and then stayed on or near the ridge crest to Ellingwood. Descended Ellingwood's SW ridge.

2/7/09 - Winter ascent of the south face from high camp at Lake Como. Spectacular!


RMdaytripsgrl - Sep 6, 2008 9:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Como Lake TH, combo w/Blanca  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 10:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Combo In Rain  Sucess!

Went from bottom of Lake Como Road in a day.


Mots010 - Aug 31, 2008 9:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

LB-->Blanca-->Ellingwood  Sucess!

Fantastic day. Ellingwood was a nice reprieve from the LB/Blanca ridge.


Gahugafuga - Jul 13, 2008 1:52 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2008

Traverse from Blanca  Sucess!

After Blanca, took the third class high traverse to Ellingwood. It was more fun than expected and made for a great multi-peak day (excluding the descent back to the base of the Lake Como road). The exposure looking down into the Huerfano drainage is incredible.


GeorgeJames - Jul 8, 2008 1:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2008

SW Ridge to Blanca Traverse  Sucess!

Camped at Lake Como the night before and ascended the southwest ridge on a cloudy, drizzly morning. Climbed into the cloud to gain a socked in summit, then traversed the saddle to Blanca. An exhilarating ridge climb! In my opinion the rock is fairly good; not at all crumbly, but slightly loose here and there, so be careful. Periods of light drizzle made the rock damp this day, which made me even more wary of the high exposure, but I was not to be denied my first Sangre 14er. I highly recommend this route for a competent class 3+ climber, but if exposure tends to psyche you out, you may want to choose a different path.


altitude14er - Jul 5, 2008 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

Route Climbed: Traverse from Blanca  Sucess!

Did this peak solo from the 2WD parking lot. The significant elevation gain and distance made this a nice little marathon.


miztflip - Jun 13, 2008 5:21 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2008

SouthWest Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked up and camped above Lake Como. Only saw one other person. The SW ridge was alot of fun and I highly recommend it compared to the choss of the standard route. Continued on to Blanca staying on the ridge crest.


Asphazell - Jun 10, 2008 10:34 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

SW Ridge via couloir, class III  Sucess!

Outstanding and intense route in the snow. Perfect snow conditions made this route go. One of the more memorable climbs I've done. Trip report is "SW Ridge Class III snow"

Jerry L

Jerry L - May 27, 2008 8:33 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2008

Como Lake

That's as far as I went. Decided at this point to head south.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - May 14, 2008 11:58 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2008

From Lake Como  Sucess!

Ben L and I summitted Ellingwood Point in whiteout conditions. We were happy to have brought snow wands along to play with for the first time. Continued on to Blanca.


dswink - Mar 9, 2008 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2006

Como Lake  Sucess!

Climbed Ellingwood from Como Lake. High winds and blowing snow made it a real challenge.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 19, 2008 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 1999

Rescue  Sucess!

This was my third climb of Ellingwood. We climbed Blanca first and then Ellingwood. On the way down we encountered 2 guys helping an injured girl. She got hit in the ankle with a rock. I called for help on my cell. When a ranger showed he requested I remain to be part of the rescue party. It was slow going. I got back to camp at 10:00 that night. I was too tired to do Little Bear the next day. What helped our decision to leave were the yahoos that arrived to camp next to us. They were using a shotgun to split wood!


MountainHikerCO - Feb 19, 2008 8:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 1993

North Ridge  Sucess!

This was my first climb of Ellingwood. I climbed the North Ridge from Huerfano River trailhead. I climbed point 13660 on the way. The weather didn't look like I should go for Blanca.


tomlauren - Feb 3, 2008 7:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2007

Little Bear - Blanca - Ellingwood Pt in a day  Sucess!

From camp at Lake Como, climbed the West Ridge of Little Bear, performed the traverse to Blanca Peak, then descended Blanca's Northwest Face to Ellingwood Point's South Face with my friend Keith. The descent from Ellingwood Point back to camp was scenic.


GroundControl - Jan 13, 2008 10:23 am

Ellingwood Point, Summer 2003  Sucess!

This peak really introduced me to the beauty that the Sangre de Cristo region has to offer...


spannring29 - Oct 21, 2007 12:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007

From Blanca  Sucess!

Fun little traverse with great views of Blanca and Little Bear.

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Sep 16, 2007 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

SW Ridge  Sucess!

Second time on Ellingwood. Climbed the direct Blanca/Ellingwood Ridge and downclimbed the SW Ridge. The latter route probably would have been better climbing rather than downclimbing, but quality nonetheless.

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