La Plata Peak Climber's Log

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Bill562 - Aug 7, 2006 4:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2006

NW Ridge  Sucess!

Camped in La Plata Basin to acclimate, enjoyed the climb. First on the summit that day.


sdhager - Aug 5, 2006 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005

Route Climbed: NW Ridge  Sucess!

Busy Sawatch Saturday. We beat the weather, many others didn't.


seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 7:43 pm

left the skis  Sucess!

skis were too heavy


lindasyh - Jul 24, 2006 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 1997

West Winfield TH, Ascend SW Ridge  Sucess!

Good scrambling near the summit.

Antero - Jun 28, 2006 12:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2006

NW Ridge  Sucess!

Great hike.. this is a long day for sure, but very beautiful. Very few spots of snow on the NW ridge route, but did have a short fun glissade on the upper mountain. It even flurried a bit on the way down


Gahugafuga - Jun 20, 2006 6:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2004

SW Ridge  Sucess!

Drove out from CA to visit friends in CO. Climbed La Plata with almost no acclimation and had no problems. Great hike except for the loose slope leading up to the ridge.


rockrat2 - Jun 20, 2006 3:13 am

NW ridge  Sucess!

Fun route, nice scenery.

Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - Jun 18, 2006 12:43 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 1998

West Winfield TH, Ascend SW Ridge  Sucess!

I carried too much camera equipment. It just about killed me!


pacojgarza - Jun 13, 2006 5:04 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2006

Northwest Ridge  Sucess!

Summitting La Plata in 4 hours the day after running the Steamboat marathon was a bit tiring but the incredible 360 degree views from the top made me forget the pain.


cftbq - Jun 4, 2006 5:19 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

tougher than expected  Sucess!

A birthday present from my daughter was a climb up the SW ridge route. The scree climb out of the basin and the bouldering to 13,900 took us longer than expected, but it was a dynamite climb. Only two other climbers on the mountain that day. Decent weather, but windy up top. 14er #25 for me, #17 for her.

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.

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