La Plata Peak Climber's Log

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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.


JBRunyan - Dec 21, 2014 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2012

First 14er!  Sucess!

First 14er, Highest climb to date! Beautiful Colorado day, Great Hike, Great Views!


Onager - Sep 21, 2014 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2014

Crazy Weather!  Sucess!

Made it! Started driving from Idaho Springs around 4am, hit the standard trail to La Plata Peak around 6am, followed the approach trail under overcast skies for the first 2 1/2 hours until we hit treeline at 12,000 ft. Navigated a steep gully and followed a well defined trail to the ridge near 12,500 ft. Weather obscured the summit but we pushed onward into the clouds. Around 13,000 ft. we were hit by sleet and soon after snow, with significant wind. We made a decision to keep going, and it was the right one. We made the summit at noon, snapped a few photos and got back down to the relative safety of the ridge. Backtracked down the trail and on our way down the skies opened up. The hike back out was beautiful. Made it to the car a little past 4pm. A long, wet and windy day, but the views of what we accomplished on our hike out were phenomenal! Round trip a little less than 10 miles, and 4,500 ft. of elevation gain to the summit from the trailhead.


ericd - Sep 4, 2014 12:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2014

Northwest Ridge   Sucess!

Missed the roadside trailhead and hiked 4 miles beyond to Sawyers gulch, uhgg! La Plata trail was nice and straightforward once on it (-8 miles of warmup exercise), includes trail steps and thoughtful switchbacks that compensate for the rocky talus above 13,000'. Quick timing FYI: 4hrs UP. No weather and half moon for descent.


BradBartick - Aug 9, 2014 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

Northwest Ridge  Sucess!

With Michelle. Left summit in nick of time due to T-storms.

Climbing Jack

Climbing Jack - Jul 21, 2014 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2010

Quick day on La Plata  Sucess!

Via the northwest slopes.


MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 7:52 am

La Plata  Sucess!


alpineair - Oct 28, 2013 10:55 am

La Plata Peak  Sucess!

Winter ascent.


DanielL - Oct 4, 2013 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2012

Ellingwood Ridge success  Sucess!

Climbed the famous Ellingwood Ridge - huge day, it felt good to get this one done!


smudge - Jun 13, 2013 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

Awesome  Sucess!

Awesome summit! Incredible setting... hope to do this one a few more times in my life... great mountain.


lapotka - Apr 23, 2013 4:44 pm

first 14er with my bro  Sucess!

great hike


Gmetzel - Mar 18, 2013 4:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2005

Made it!



cdevenney84 - Jan 21, 2013 7:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

Day before Elbert  Sucess!

Great weekend in the Sawatch range. Saw a storm slam into Elbert around noon, lighting hitting all around it. It left the summit covered in snow. CRAZY!


Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2012

beast of a day  Sucess!

almost didnt make it back...


telemarkdude - Nov 22, 2012 2:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 1996

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Cooperating weather... can't ask for more.


MissH - Nov 7, 2012 8:57 pm Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2012

Trail to myself  Sucess!

First time I never saw anyone else on my 14er trail, but did share summit with someone who went up/down a different route. Neither of us encounted anyone else. Quiet day, was very nice. Getting very cold already!


Berger - Nov 4, 2012 7:24 pm

From Winfield Side  Sucess!

Not another soul on the trail.

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