Standard route up La Plata. Colorado 14er #30 for me!
Three attempts, first with my Father [stormed off], second and most harrowing experience with hypothermia in the company of Richard W. [who was the reason I survived the experience] and the successful third with my Father.
3rd ascent in 3rd different season for this one. This time with a ski descent, which was fine except for the exit in the trees which were getting really soupy, still a ton of snow up there! climbed/skied with Sam and Eric.
Got a late start and although we made great time on the approach the snow covered talus slowed us down after the alpine headwall on the NW ridge route(with a winter variation). Hopefully be back to tackle this bad boy via the Ellingwood ridge this summer.
is the way to go on this one!
Ran up with Ted Romero.
Love all those false summits! Beautiful sunny day, nobody else in sight. A little white frosting on the top, obscuring any sign of a register.
I hiked La Plata with some Facebook friends. This was my second time on La Plata, and the weather was much better this time. It was sunny all day, and the afternoon storms gave us a pass. We started hiking around 7:15, reached the summit at 10:15, and got back to the trailhead at 12:15.
07/05/2002: Standard NW slopes route.
07/04/2010: Climbed La Plata via SW Ridge route. Gorgeous weather, nice views!
Climbed with Matt Jamison. Number 27 Official 14er by 14er.com. Seemed like a long difficult hike. Trail was tough to follow in the beginning. Nice Day.
snow's mostly gone. beautiful day.
I could never write a route description. Ran into some 5.easy trying to avoid the few remaining snowfields, but it was probably unnecessary. 4h30 from TH. Trip report
Nice hike for the Sawatch
Hiked up La Plata some time in the mid to late 90s.
Via the northwest ridge. Spectacular!
With SPers Mccannster and JamesC.
Direct ascent of north ridge, great day, 8 hrs 15 min
First big climb of 2010, a great ascent of the North Ridge with Spers Alika and James C. Good outing. 8.25 hrs c2c.
Took a friend up for his birthday. Need to get back for Ellingwood Ridge.