La Plata Peak Climber's Log

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skier25

skier25 - Mar 22, 2009 11:19 am

FUn  Sucess!

Did this in September in a foot of snow.

COhawkeye

COhawkeye - Mar 18, 2009 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Ellingwood Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed via Ellingwood Ridge and descended the standard route. A long day, but very fun route.

gkaufman

gkaufman - Feb 9, 2009 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008

Summit healed all pain  Sucess!

After failing the year before on Mount of the Holy Cross I was back to Colorado to claim my first 14er. La Plata NW Ridge route was it. I will never be able to forget the feeling of accomplishment I had when I finally reached the true summit. Words can not describe how beautiful it was. It sparked something inside me that led me up Huron Peak, my 2nd 14er, two days later.

shknbke

shknbke - Feb 2, 2009 4:21 pm Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2009

NW ridge winter ascent  Sucess!

Enjoyed a superb winter day on La Plata. Followed the trail until it started heading up La Plata Gulch, then made a beeline to the ridge to avoid avy terrain. The crux is a headwall that goes at class 2+ if you stay to climber's right. Snow was ~ 3 ft deep in the trees, which was not as bad as expected. Amazing views of Ellingwood Ridge in winter.

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Feb 2, 2009 1:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2005

Ellingwood Ridge in summer, NW Ridge in winter  Sucess!

7/10/05 - Climbed Ellingwood Ridge and decended the standard route. Great day!

1/31/09 - Climbed the NW Ridge on a nice winter day.

TheChase

TheChase - Jan 4, 2009 5:04 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2008

Solo in the Cold  Sucess!

Climbed solo through a good deal of snow. Great day!

Asphazell

Asphazell - Nov 5, 2008 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2008

Standard route  Sucess!

Solo ascent, solo summit. Lost the trail on the way up due to snow, but rock hopped and wallowed in the snow drifts all the way to the top. Gorgeous day, cold wind!

Pivvay

Pivvay - Nov 1, 2008 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2008

Chris, Marni and Turbo sneak one in  Sucess!

Beautiful November day. SW ridge route was great.

I like it on top

I like it on top - Aug 30, 2008 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

La Plata  Sucess!

What a great time in such a beautiful place. Perfect day for a hike. Not crowded from the Winfield route.

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Aug 27, 2008 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2008

NW ridge  Sucess!

Nice hike up, but the weather got kinda nasty on the way down. Shared this one with my cousin from MN (his first)!

davebobk47

davebobk47 - Aug 25, 2008 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

from W Winfield  Sucess!

Perfect weather. Started early took it slow and easy. Back to the car before noon.

BigRob

BigRob - Aug 19, 2008 8:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008

Ellingwood Ridge  Sucess!

This was an awesome route. Took me around 9 hours car to car. We came down the standard route.

cp0915

cp0915 - Aug 3, 2008 6:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

SW Ridge  Sucess!

Pretty hike. Enjoyed the company of a friendly woman from Evergreen named Nancy on the way down.

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Jul 27, 2008 10:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

Seventh  Sucess!

This was my 7th time climbing La Plata. Six of those times were via the standard route. One time was from Winfield approach.

big_g

big_g - Jul 14, 2008 1:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

unnamed snow gully from La Plata Basin  Sucess!

I climbed from inside La Plata Basin but not the North Face as I was low on time so exited to the west and joined the std route.

rkymtn

rkymtn - Jul 8, 2008 1:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

La Plata Gulch  Sucess!

I lead nine amazing OB students up this mountain. The weather was ideal and there was abundant wildlife – marmots, pikas, and ptarmigans. We had a spectacular journey.

hawkman

hawkman - Jun 17, 2008 11:10 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

North Face  Sucess!

Great snow route, tons of snow up there right now. I hiked the nw ridge route to the ridge line, then dropped into the bowl and traversed to the couloirs.

peakrat76

peakrat76 - Jun 6, 2008 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 1985

Standard Route  Sucess!

Solo. A fun 14'er & perfect weather.

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Feb 1, 2008 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 1988

First Time  Sucess!

This was my first time climbing La Plata via the standard route. There has been a lot of trail work in the years since.

tomlauren

tomlauren - Jan 31, 2008 9:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Northwest Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked the Northwest Ridge from Lake Creek Trailhead with my friend Keith. Great views of Ellingwood Ridge.

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