Ellingwood Point Climber's Log

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belexes - Aug 22, 2011 2:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011

Lake Como via Blanca Peak  Sucess!

Meetup.com trip. We climbed Blanca first, then partly followed the ridge to Ellingwood Point. The leader brought his dog, so we had to drop down into the bowl and find and easier way up. There was no clearly marked trail, but we eventually made our way up the loose talus to the summit. Then we headed back to Lake Como, napped for a little bit before hiking the 6 miles back down the (expletive) Como Lake Road.

I like it on top

I like it on top - Aug 14, 2011 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Lake Como Route  Sucess!

Made the traverse over after Blanca in beautiful weather. Great day.


vbeckman74 - Aug 4, 2011 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2005

095  Sucess!

Ellingwood is only about an hour from the summit of Blanca, so you might as well bag it. It's easier and more solid than it looks. Camping at Lake Como is what CO is all about.


zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 5:23 pm

4th classic traverse  Sucess!

tagged this as an afterthought on the best classic 14er traverse in CO. at least it looks like a peak, unlike a lot of other bumps on ridges Tr here

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Jun 27, 2011 2:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2011

Traverse from Blanca  Sucess!

After Gash Ridge and Blanca, I tried continuing down Ellingwood's North Ridge, but about 13,450 feet ran into 5th class choss down-climbing. Decided to return over Ellingwood's summit and made the long walk down Lake Como Road.


mirhash - Jan 18, 2011 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010

An unexpected route  Sucess!

Set out with hopes of doing the grand slam but had to skip Little Bear because of bad conditions in the hourglass. Good ridge climbing on the point though!


centrifuge - Jan 13, 2011 12:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2010

SW ridge is the way to go  Sucess!

great peak this way

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Dec 23, 2010 11:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2010

SW Ridge Fun!  Sucess!

This ridge surprised me and turned out to be more fun and exciting than I thought it would be. Lots of excellent class 3 scrambling. The rock was solid and I enjoyed my solitude away from the crowded standard route. Try this ridge if you like long sustained scrambling!


thatnissanguy - Dec 18, 2010 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2010

Blanca and Ellingwood  Sucess!

Great day. Loved cruising down the ridge proper from Blanca and taking in the great scrambling. Descended the West Ridge.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 12:51 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.

ripper333 - Nov 1, 2010 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2010

southwest face  Sucess!

gorgeous bluebird day! gotta love the trips that roll out on the drop of a dime.. bit of a late start.. 12 hr day.. only saw 2 other peeps all day.. also had to be one of THE most spectacular sunsets i have ever witnessed.. incredible


rockymountaindiva - Oct 11, 2010 1:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010

With Blanca  Sucess!

By the time we got to Ellingwood from Blanca, the fog had lifted and we could actually see where we were.


asaking11 - Sep 17, 2010 1:16 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2010

SW ridge  Sucess!

Hiked up the SW ridge. Fun little scramble with awesome views.


theREALCarpeDM - Aug 7, 2010 1:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

from Blanca  Sucess!

A foggy day for the Blanca portion, but cleared up for Ellingwood. Coming down was the worst part.


seano - Jun 14, 2010 6:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2010

From Blanca  Sucess!

Quick side-trip as the snow approached. Trip report


myrone - Sep 12, 2009 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

Ellingwood Point from Como Lake Rd.  Sucess!

Started up at 5:00AM from my parking spot 3.5 miles up from TH on Como Lake Rd. reached summit at 10:36AM. Back down to my truck at 3:23PM. My 47th 14'er and Sangre de Cristo finale......sweet!

Big Skies 808

Big Skies 808 - Aug 24, 2009 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009

SW Ridge  Sucess!

A really excellent route. Can find fun 4th and low 5th class stuff to stay directly on the ridge. Awesome views of Little Bear, Blanca, and the traverse.


alpspitze - Aug 24, 2009 12:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2009

Traverse from Blanca  Sucess!

Made the top around 2pm on a great day after Lil Bear and Blanca.


strudolyubov - Aug 8, 2009 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

Balnca/Ellingwood combo  Sucess!

Climbed Ellingwood Point together with Blanca from Blue Lakes.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Aug 3, 2009 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2009

Blanca and Ellingwood (with a tricky descent)  Sucess!

Started at the base and then went camped at Blue Lakes (much much better then Lake Como). We did Blanca and Ellingwood. We then took the ridge towards Blue Lakes from Ellingwood but then found a cool and ***easy looking*** chute that led down to Crater Lake. That was one of the scariest things I have done. There was an open mineshaft at the bottom that my friends went to explore. Bad idea but they said it was worth it, I was content outside. Crazy chute with lots and lots of loose rockfall...a huge rock sheered off and flew right by use. We were lucky to come out of that safe.

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