La Plata Peak Climber's Log

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barratt

barratt - Jan 19, 2006 9:08 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: 7/31/05  Sucess!

Car camped at Trailhead. Climb is through a beautiful basin. A false summit or two on the way. 14er #15

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Jan 9, 2006 8:01 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: October 1, 2005  Sucess!

Perfect Fall Day

1mvertical

1mvertical - Jan 4, 2006 5:00 pm

Route Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: June 28, 2002  Sucess!

Left for summit at 7:00am, reached the top at 10:40. We were running for our lives from lightning by 10:50. Probably set a speed record for the descent.

CODave

CODave - Dec 30, 2005 12:17 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 11, 2005  Sucess!

Solo and did not see a single person until I ran into a couple on the summit who came up from Winfield. Saw 2 people on way down.

Livelife4Summits

Livelife4Summits - Dec 29, 2005 3:05 am

Route Climbed: via Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: August 14th, 2003  Sucess!

A beautiful day for my last summit. I was actually considering doing this peak via Ellingwood Ridge but after Princeton, I did not feel like making things hard on myself and decided to just take the main trail and enjoy my last summit of the summer. Once on the summit, I was all alone and it was the best view I had all week long. I decided to do what I always wanted to do, and thus I beat off right there on the summit and left a piece of me for everyone to enjoy. It was a great culmination to a hard week of peakbagging.

jclements

jclements - Dec 22, 2005 7:46 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: Summer 2002  Sucess!

My 2nd attempt (first Oct. 2000, started out too late, partner was out of shape and slowed us down as well); coming off night shift, didn't sleep at TH camp, indigestion from failing vegetarian diet, drank 3 beers night before, altitude sickness started at peak and lasted for a while down, dry heaves and all. Made it, though!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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