Pretty hike. Enjoyed the company of a friendly woman from Evergreen named Nancy on the way down.
This was my 7th time climbing La Plata. Six of those times were via the standard route. One time was from Winfield approach.
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.
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.
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.
Solo. A fun 14'er & perfect weather.
This was my first time climbing La Plata via the standard route. There has been a lot of trail work in the years since.
Hiked the Northwest Ridge from Lake Creek Trailhead with my friend Keith. Great views of Ellingwood Ridge.
nice spring climb
Nice hot summer day! A barefoot kid followed me all the way up?
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.
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.
Hiked up from west of Winfield, via the Southwest Ridge.
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)
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.
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.
Exciting ridge scramble especially with full packs in a hailstorm so powerful it was like being in a giant popcorn popper.
Started hiking at 640pm and summited at about 9pm in the pitch dark. Had the mountain to myself!
It was a beautiful day, pretty windy on the top. Great hike.
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.