La Plata Peak Climber's Log

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bpv_UW - Feb 3, 2007 8:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2005

NW Ridge Route  Sucess!

Climbed with my brother on a beautiful July day. Took our time; 8-9 hrs. RT. Summit to ourselves for ~45 minutes; only saw 2-3 other hikers the whole day. Awesome views from the top!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 23, 2007 6:02 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2002

Via Southwest Ridge from West Winfield Trailhead  Sucess!

Beautiful hike. I wish I could do it again. Our slideshow is here: La Plata Peak hike


boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 4:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1992

One of the better Sawatch peaks  Sucess!

I thought the route from the south was enjoyable. We started hiking immediately after driving from Dallas which made for a bit of altitude sickness


TiogaBradford - Sep 22, 2006 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005

NW ridge  Sucess!

My first 14er, and my first peak in CO! It was only my 2nd week living in Colorado, so I think I dragged a bit due to the altitude, but other than that, it was a great time!

royswkr - Sep 22, 2006 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 1993

From Winfield side  Sucess!

Took route from S described by Edrinn as little-used, to find that no longer true once book was out :-)


lwillson83 - Sep 21, 2006 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2005

My 2nd 14er!  Sucess!

#2 the day after #1! Nice steep hike.


awillson - Sep 15, 2006 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2005

Great hike!  Sucess!

A great hike!


dunking_deutschman - Sep 14, 2006 5:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

Northwest Ridge  Sucess!

A pleasant hike. The route is very well marked with cairns and it is difficult to get off track. This is one of Colorado 14er's more conveniently located trailheads as it is located on a paved road. Enjoy your hike and then treat yourself to a 4 star dinner in Aspen. Your body has earned it, no doubt.


CO PUMA - Sep 9, 2006 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006

Route: NW Ridge  Sucess!

Great route!! Great trail!! I loved the waterfall over from the first bridge you cross.

Brandon Fuller

Brandon Fuller - Sep 3, 2006 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

NW Ridge  Sucess!

Nice well defined trail. Good rock jumping up near the top.


orangehat - Sep 1, 2006 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2006

Standard route  Sucess!

Late start and clouds were building throughout the day but it never rained or thundered--great day climbing with my brother, his first 14er. A little snow near the summit but no need for gaiters. Came from sea level, climbed to 12,800 the day before, and had no real altitude problems on La Plata. A great nontechnical climb. Can't wait for the next CO trip!


apierce - Aug 14, 2006 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

Excellent Trail  Sucess!

Praise to the Fourteener Initiative for all their work on the trail. It is among the most solid and well-defined I have encountered on a Class 2. Scenic trail: we saw 2 rainbows early in the a.m. and there were thousands (literally) of colorful mushrooms spotting the forest floor. The views were awesome too, of course.


smason505 - Aug 10, 2006 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

La Plata Northwest Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed northwest ridge with Ian. Drizzled and rained all day and we never had a clear view of the summit. Lots of marmots though, gotta love those little guys.


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.

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