La Plata Peak Climber's Log

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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.

ouray19

ouray19 - Aug 18, 2007 8:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2005

La Plata  Sucess!

Beautiful mountain, but the descent seemed to go on forever!

wlstone

wlstone - Aug 15, 2007 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2007

W Winfield TH  Sucess!

I saw no other humans until I began my descent, and they were all coming from 82. Awesome lonely day before the storms hit. Made the drive home interesting.

csmcgranahan

csmcgranahan - Aug 14, 2007 9:58 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007

Success!  Sucess!

Summited from SH 82 trailhead in 2 hours and 50 minutes. This is definitely the steepest 14er standard route I have done in the Sawatch. Enjoyed the summit for over 2.5 hours before heading back down. I had the summit to myself for the first hour or so before the first wave of folks hit the summit.

jeffrawn

jeffrawn - Jul 24, 2007 2:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006

Winfield TH  Sucess!

Another beautiful trail in the Sawatch - LaPlata Basin is very scenic. Scree to the saddle was miserable on ascent and (wet)descent. Two false summits both tricked me. Clouds billowed up w/in 15 minutes of reaching summit, first thunder 5 minutes later. Left in a hurry, but hail w/ lightning moved in before we could reach the saddle. Does that make it a class 3?!

HokieJim

HokieJim - Jul 3, 2007 9:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007

NW Ridge  Sucess!

Great views of Ellingwood Ridge after gaining the NW Ridge!

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jun 25, 2007 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006

Steep and Fun  Sucess!

Climb via standard route. Easy going, but rather steep. Good climb.

myrone

myrone - Jun 25, 2007 9:58 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2007

1st Peak of 2007  Sucess!

Arrived a bit late and started up at 7:40AM from trailhead at route 82. Bright sun and rather warm, reached the snow corniced summit at 11:40 with clouds building all around but bright sun on top. Only took 2.5 hours to descend as I was racing to beat an oncoming storm, back to the car at 2:38 as it started to rain. My 27th 14'er and first of '07..........Sweet!

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