La Plata Peak Climber's Log

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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

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

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?

mattpayne11

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

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.

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