La Plata Peak Climber's Log

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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.

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Jul 27, 2008 10:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

Seventh  Sucess!

This was my 7th time climbing La Plata. Six of those times were via the standard route. One time was from Winfield approach.

big_g

big_g - Jul 14, 2008 1:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

unnamed snow gully from La Plata Basin  Sucess!

I climbed from inside La Plata Basin but not the North Face as I was low on time so exited to the west and joined the std route.

rkymtn

rkymtn - Jul 8, 2008 1:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

La Plata Gulch  Sucess!

I lead nine amazing OB students up this mountain. The weather was ideal and there was abundant wildlife – marmots, pikas, and ptarmigans. We had a spectacular journey.

hawkman

hawkman - Jun 17, 2008 11:10 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

North Face  Sucess!

Great snow route, tons of snow up there right now. I hiked the nw ridge route to the ridge line, then dropped into the bowl and traversed to the couloirs.

peakrat76

peakrat76 - Jun 6, 2008 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 1985

Standard Route  Sucess!

Solo. A fun 14'er & perfect weather.

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Feb 1, 2008 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 1988

First Time  Sucess!

This was my first time climbing La Plata via the standard route. There has been a lot of trail work in the years since.

tomlauren

tomlauren - Jan 31, 2008 9:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Northwest Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked the Northwest Ridge from Lake Creek Trailhead with my friend Keith. Great views of Ellingwood Ridge.

ClimbandMine

ClimbandMine - Jan 14, 2008 6:03 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2005

snow climb  Sucess!

nice spring climb

Kenneth.alone - Jan 3, 2008 10:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2004

Nice place  Sucess!

Nice hot summer day! A barefoot kid followed me all the way up?

johnmnichols

johnmnichols - Dec 26, 2007 10:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2004

LaPlata Run  Sucess!

Summited via the NW approach. Trail ran much of the route making it to the summit and back to the parking lot in 2 3/4 hours. Only person on the summit this day.

Trevor Simmons

Trevor Simmons - Oct 13, 2007 7:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2007

blustery October day  Sucess!

It was cold, windy, but an otherwise wonderful day. There was less snow than we expected, but one could hardly complain about the views anyway.

argothor

argothor - Oct 3, 2007 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

LaPlata via the southwest ridge  Sucess!

Hiked up from west of Winfield, via the Southwest Ridge.

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Sep 24, 2007 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2004

From Lake Creek Trailhead.  Sucess!

I saw La Plata Peak from Mount Elbert's summit a few days ago, so I thought to give it a try.

My hike started at Lake Creek Trailhead at 7:30 am. The views were amazing. Got to the top at noon. Took a few pictures of the snow covered summit and of the other ranges to the east and west.

Went to Independence Pass summit after the climb to see la Plata Peak touched by the last sunrays of the day.

La Plata Peak 4,377 m (14,361 ft)

HylianHero

HylianHero - Sep 17, 2007 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2005

#23  Sucess!

I climbed with my father and some of his work friends. Climbed from the South at Winfield. Another great alternative, as we didn't see anyone until nearly the summit. Some steep parts, but overall a great mountain with a nice summit. Distinctive shape really made it cool.

GeorgeJames

GeorgeJames - Sep 17, 2007 11:14 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007

Ellingwood Ridge  Sucess!

The ridge was challenging enough without the weather fighting me and my group the whole way up. Rain, hail, snow, and a strong wind all day. An exciting and fun route, tougher than expected. Quite the class 3 adventure.

mow10

mow10 - Aug 29, 2007 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2007

Ellingwood Ridge  Sucess!

Exciting ridge scramble especially with full packs in a hailstorm so powerful it was like being in a giant popcorn popper.

Mots010

Mots010 - Aug 28, 2007 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2007

Evening hike on the southwest slopes  Sucess!

Started hiking at 640pm and summited at about 9pm in the pitch dark. Had the mountain to myself!

heather14

heather14 - Aug 27, 2007 12:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Northwest Ridge  Sucess!

It was a beautiful day, pretty windy on the top. Great hike.

mountainloverCO

mountainloverCO - Aug 21, 2007 11:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2007

NW Ridge  Sucess!

Enjoyed one of the most beautiful days of hiking I've ever experienced in CO during my La Plata solo hike- blue skies all day long and minimal wind. NW Ridge route was steep, but beautiful, and the views of Ellingwood Ridge after gaining the ridge were spectacular! La Plata is now one of my favorites in the Sawatch range.

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