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 Peak:  La Plata Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Barb4rian
 Date of Information:  05/09/2011
 Date Posted:  05/11/2011
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Did this climb at night (mistake), but anyway, since we climbed through the night the snow was relatively firm. There is at least 6 feet of snow in most places below the ridge. The ridge however, remains generally bare from the first head wall all the way to around 13,100'. After this the ridge is very well covered by well packed snowfields. We turned back at 13,900' due to altitude sickness so I don't have much info beyond this point; from what we could see though, the snow was nearly continuous to the summit.


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