La Plata Peak Climber's Log

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skorpeo - Sep 27, 2009 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2009

Southwest ridge  Sucess!

A light snow made trail finding difficult at time on the way up. Easier to see on the way down. I only saw people at the summit, otherwise I ha dthe hike to myself.


JustinShapiro - Sep 11, 2009 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2009

Another one Bagged  Sucess!

I've wanted to do this one for 3 years untill I finnaly summited a few days ago. Took a long time too, started at 5AM got down at 5PM and we were going very fast belive me.


pyerger - Sep 9, 2009 9:49 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

la plata  Sucess!

Southwest ridge route. nice day with Nancy.


lanagordon - Aug 23, 2009 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009

No. 21  Sucess!

Last mile was a dousey! Great hike with just Shadow and I.


MarkDidier - Aug 18, 2009 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009

Went up the Standard Route  Sucess!

A fun day despite not particularly great weather. It never rained, and there was no thunder or lightning, but there were plenty of low lying clouds which blocked all the views once we reached the ridgeline.

It was my son's first 14er, so regardless of the weather, it was a very memorable day.

Dangers Pop

Dangers Pop - Aug 9, 2009 2:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2009

N/W Route  Sucess!

Beautiful hike with great weather. Views were fantastic!

Chad Couch

Chad Couch - Jul 24, 2009 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2005

A great early summer day...  Sucess!

Climbed with Ian on a great day. Hike back to the car seemed to take forever.


PapaBanucci - Jul 13, 2009 9:49 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

SW Ridge  Sucess!

With another parent and a few boys of my son's Boy Scout troop.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 8, 2009 4:33 am

via Ellingwood ridge  Sucess!

Almost got lost in a snowstorm. Duchess did great despite the weather.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 5, 2009 8:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

NW Ridge  Sucess!

What a fantastic place to celebrate the 4th of July! We sauntered to the summit in a nice 3 hours and 15 minutes. [EDIT: Which is not bad for two old ladies, one with a pulled ligament in her left knee.] It was a beautiful day and I nearly fell asleep at the summit...until I realized I'd been laying on my camelback which drained into a puddle on the summit. So, which one of you is the young college intern who asked "Mind if I smoke?" at the summit? Partner: Deb.


shanrickv - Jul 5, 2009 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

South Winfield Route  Sucess!

Absolutely beautiful mountain and great route. I'm looking forward to coming back for the Ellingwood Ridge someday soon.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Jul 4, 2009 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

NW ridge  Sucess!

By far the most scenic 14er I've done to date. Beautiful views all the way up, spectacular summit. So, does everyone hike with their dog in CO?


skorpeo - Sep 27, 2009 11:16 pm

Re: NW ridge

I saw six people today and 2 had dogs. So answering your question, YES.


mattpayne11 - Apr 27, 2009 12:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2005

Route Climbed: SW Ridge  Sucess!

Alone on this route the entire day, which was surprising on a 14'er. I guess people think there is only one way up...


skier25 - Mar 22, 2009 11:19 am

FUn  Sucess!

Did this in September in a foot of snow.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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!

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