La Plata Peak Climber's Log

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bds670 - May 30, 2006 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2006

Northwest Ridge  Sucess!

Still lots of snow... good conditions


Tbacon251 - May 24, 2006 6:22 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2005

Saw some goats  Sucess!

After nearly dieing on Elbert the day before, we made the trek to the summit of La Plata Peak. Conditions were deplorable and snow as very loose. Many times we would posthole and get stuck. Never the less…we saw some goats. That made us feel better?!?!

Great views from the top. Like Elbert, conditions did not allow for a good summit picture.


ClearSkiesAhead - Apr 26, 2006 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2005

Up the Northwest Ridge  Sucess!

Great climb, had the mountain to ourselves.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 23, 2006 3:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 1967

Ellingwood Ridge  Sucess!

Nice long climb, interesting route finding, in places.


markhyams - Mar 4, 2006 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 1994

Standard Route  Sucess!

My buddy got a gash in his thigh when he slid down some snow (on purpose). He limped around for a couple of weeks, but was okay.


RMdaytripsgrl - Feb 27, 2006 2:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2005

Route: SW Ridge  Sucess!

With friend. 7+ hours. Absolutely beautiful hike.


RMdaytripsgrl - Feb 27, 2006 2:28 am

Route: SW Ridge  Sucess!

Some date in 7/02, with husband. Another beauty on the south side of a Sawatch 14er. Wildflowers are found in the MILLIONS. An easy hike too.

Joel Hopper

Joel Hopper - Feb 20, 2006 5:37 pm

Route Climbed: NW Ridge  Sucess!

Great climb until the last 1,000ft. Snowpacked near the summit and thunder moving in.


foreverwild - Feb 13, 2006 7:05 pm

NW Ridge hike  Sucess!

Climbed via NW ridge route in October 03 on what turned out to be a broken ankle. Beautiful day, aspens were a beautiful gold.


Kiefer - Jan 22, 2006 3:11 pm

Route Climbed: NW ridge Date Climbed: August 1995  Sucess!

A very pleasent day, nice weather and not too hot. Passed by a 14ers inititive group doing trail work just below treeline.

Much more enjoyable than Elbert or Massive.


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 - Jan 9, 2006 8:01 pm

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

Perfect Fall Day


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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