La Plata Peak Climber's Log

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halfotinos - Jun 15, 2019 9:50 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2018

Summer  Sucess!

Beautiful hike with great views


Donno - May 16, 2019 8:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1991

1991  Sucess!

with dad, then drove to Jackson Hole


eli.boardman - Dec 27, 2018 10:31 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2017

Solo from Winfield  Sucess!

Took the beautiful southwest ridge from Winfield


knotis23 - Sep 22, 2018 8:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2018

Hike with Dad  Sucess!

Perfect weather, hiked with Dad for what he claims to be his last 14er. Hard than we thought it would be, but we made it. Great views from the summit.


TacitMoose - Jul 1, 2018 12:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2014

La Plata  Sucess!

Up Ellingwood ridge. Took slightly longer than expected. Windy but the weather held. Very beautiful.

mh5717 - Mar 24, 2018 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2013

Nice  Sucess!

Jumped in the stream on the way down to cool off. Some snow on top.


ToTheHeights - Feb 13, 2018 8:19 pm

La Plata  Sucess!

07/15 w/Cory Martin

Via standard route


Wheelbarrow - Feb 5, 2018 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2017

#10  Sucess!

As a last second decision, ran up La Plata after doing Elbert and before work in Estes Park the next day. Enough about my crazy decisions, it was bitter cold during that sunset on the top. That peak you see on the way up the valley is crazy gorgeous.


kronshage3 - Dec 22, 2017 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2017

Via Northwest Ridge  Sucess!

Started around 6:30AM. Road was a little icy, but fairly easy to make to trail head with 2WD sedan. No need for traction or snowshoes thanks to whoever broke in the trail already. The snowfields near the summit are interesting. I would highly suggest an ice axe. Otherwise it was a near perfect day with basically no wind. Also had entire mountain and trail to ourselves. Got back around 2PM.


lilmantis - Oct 17, 2016 12:18 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2016

Just the wind and I  Sucess!

Took the Southwest Ridge route and camped over night in the basin at around 12,000 feet. The full moon lit up the entire range around me and was like sleeping with a huge porch light on under the stars and in my bevy sack. The winds yesterday were pretty consistent with 80mph or more gusts.


Smithman123 - Aug 4, 2016 10:20 am

Fun Summit  Sucess!

This was a great hike with nice views of Elbert and the surrounding mountains.


schleger - Jul 21, 2016 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2016

Wonderful  Sucess!

Hiked LaPlata on a Monday. Only saw two others on this exceptionally nice trail.


cmarks7clouds - May 17, 2016 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 1989

Top 10  Sucess!

It's a Colorado top 10 with good reason. Enjoyed the entire day!


yadahzoemtn - Jan 8, 2016 9:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015

Cool Mountain  Sucess!

Loved this mountain


technicolorNH - Sep 14, 2015 11:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2015

Standard route  Sucess!

Ten people on the trail today and I was the last one there (1055 am) and the last to depart (615 pm). Four hours and eight minutes up, a snack break on top, and two hours and fifty five minutes down. The trail was easy to figure out although some of the more hazardous parts were quite low (still in the treeline). Watch your footing. I met a juvenile bighorn sheep on the way down and Mother Nature took pity on me and did not drench me with rain despite the very late start.


Moogie737 - Sep 9, 2015 12:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015

Northwest Ridge  Sucess!

#1 9-5-15 Quite the west wind; a fast-moving squall laid down 1/2" of snow above 13,700'. Therefore the mild scrambling closer to the summit became just a tad trickier. Mit Yz. Really pleasant summit including the wind-break.


Ragu - Sep 1, 2015 5:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2015

Summit with Kiddo  Sucess!

First 14er for my daughter - she did great coming from sea-level Boston. Not a cloud in the sky for 360... though western forest fire haze really diminished the view.

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Aug 16, 2015 9:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2015

Ellingwood Ridge  Sucess!

This is a long one.


xDoogiex - Jul 27, 2015 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2015

Great hike on no sleep  Sucess!

Beautiful hike. I was awake for about 24hs when I started heading down. Lack of sleep and acclimatization made it feel way harder


buzzdainer - Jul 21, 2015 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2015

Great hike!  Sucess!

Beautiful day, lots of marmots.

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