La Plata Peak Climber's Log

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indianhillsted - Oct 27, 2005 5:57 pm

Route Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: July 1999

Beautiful day, but we didn't feel great. So many wildflowers! Next attempt will be Ellingwood.


Alcas24 - Oct 25, 2005 2:52 pm

Route Climbed: Ellingwood Ridge Date Climbed: Sept. 3, 2005  Sucess!

Awesome route! Solo climb, 8hrs trailhead to summit. Stayed up high on the ridge but avoided most of the 5th class. This route is definately not a walkup and should not be underestimated.


altitude14er - Oct 5, 2005 10:29 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: 06/05/2005  Sucess!

The Lake Creek Approach is a relatively easy "walk-up"


iceisnice - Oct 3, 2005 10:37 pm

Route Climbed: Ellingwood Ridge Date Climbed: July '04  Sucess!

Great solo. 4th class. Great, long day out.


pconte - Sep 19, 2005 11:52 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest ridge Date Climbed: September 11, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful clear day. Calm at the summit. -- Paul Conte (Eugene, OR)


pconte - Sep 19, 2005 11:51 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest ridge Date Climbed: September 11, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful clear day. Calm at the summit. -- Paul Conte (Eugene, OR)


dp - Sep 18, 2005 10:48 pm

Route Climbed: NW ridge Date Climbed: Sept. 18,2005  Sucess!

A beautiful day, with clear sunny skies (and I left my camera in the car!!). Summitted with Spencer the dog, who had quite a bit of trouble with the talus on the descent- I had to help and coax him the whole way down until the rocks turned back to dirt trail, even though it was his 8th 14'er (my 17th, not counting repeats and alternate routes). Class 1's for him in the future, I think.


km_donovan - Sep 16, 2005 11:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2002

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 2, 2002  Sucess!

Started up late on the previous day and was turned back by snow/rain. Summited easily the next day.


Andinistaloco - Sep 14, 2005 1:35 am

Route Climbed: standard, mostly Date Climbed: winter/spring 2001  Sucess!

Good, but cold climb. Grey and chilly day; heard an avalanche which sounded like it came off Ellingwood ridge while on the way down.....

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Aug 28, 2005 10:20 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: October 5, 2004  Sucess!

There was about 12-18 in. of snow at summit, and quite muddy in the valley below.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 23, 2005 5:50 pm

Route Climbed: southwest ridge Date Climbed: Aug 14 '05  Sucess!

Nice hike, a little muddy in spots.


mdavenport2 - Aug 9, 2005 6:56 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest slopes from Winfield Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

5 of us climbed. 4 made the summit. The basin below La Plata on this route is stunning. Fabulous views of Huron and the Three Apostles to the south. Great day, great climb, great friends.

404notfound - Aug 1, 2005 10:26 am

Route Climbed: Standard Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Great first summit of the year! One small section of trail still under snow, but can easily be avoided with some easy boulder hopping. Snow was very firm early in the day, so we went straight up with our Yax Trax.

KirkMiller - Jul 30, 2005 4:36 am

Route Climbed: southwest Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

my first 14er! not in shape for climb. total 7.5 hours. my legs were spaghetti. worth it though great views!


haytraci - Jul 28, 2005 7:10 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 10, 2005  Sucess!

Had to sit out an afternoon storm during this one...even though it was to be expected. Witnessed the most beautiful sunset and alpenglow on the way down. Worth the fear experienced when lightening struck nearby as we were just above treeline.


climber46 - Jul 19, 2005 9:12 pm

Route Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: Sept 12, 2004  Sucess!

This hike has some of the best scenery Colorado has to offer. The aspens were arrayed in a golden robe. A jagged peak rises above the end of the valley the trail follows early on. The view of Ellingwood ridge was also great. And they we saw some Mtn. Goats in the distance. The weather was less than ideal, and I considered turning back, but my friend who has been on many 14ers, convinced me to summit. Due to a lack of acclimatization, this hike was actually more difficult for me than Longs Peak.

seswanso - Jul 18, 2005 11:27 am

Route Climbed: Standard NW Ridge Date Climbed: July 7, 2005  Sucess!

The PERFECT day for the first summit of the summer. Not a cloud in the sky and barely a breeze on the summit. Loved this hike!


CWFry - Jul 15, 2005 4:46 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

Beautiful peak, one of my favorites.


doumall - Jul 13, 2005 2:34 pm

Route Climbed: SW Slopes Date Climbed: May, 23 2004  Sucess!

8th 14er!


jonpierre - Jul 11, 2005 9:28 pm

Route Climbed: northwest ridge + ski descent of north face Date Climbed: 7/9/2005  Sucess!

left around 4:45am with partner fritzsperry, the hike was great and it is constant climbing. we reached the summit and meet alot of great people. around noon we skied the north face and bushwhacked out. long day, back at the car around 4pm. snow was great, 2-4" inch of slush on nice firm base. in some of the couloirs we even hit really firm almost ice. lots of snow still out there.

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