Ellingwood Point Climber's Log

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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.


pyerger - Jul 30, 2009 3:16 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2007

west ridge  Sucess!

Climbed via the west ridge. one of the best 3rd class scrambles i have done in Colorado.


cftbq - Jul 16, 2009 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009

south face  Sucess!

Standard route for a first-time ascent with trishapajean and Cimarron. Long, miserable approach; dynamite summit. Gorgeous weather.14er #44.


mattpayne11 - Jul 12, 2009 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

From Blue Lakes  Sucess!

Ellingwood and then over to Blanca - great day!

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.

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