Peak:  La Plata Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  ColoradoSherpa
 Date of Information:  12/10/2010
 Date Posted:  12/11/2010

Attempted to ascend La Plata peak on 12/10/2010 via the northwest ridge (winter) route, but was turned around at 13600 due to a storm. Below treeline there was fairly deep snow requiring snow shoes. Between 12000 and 13000 feet the ridge was windblown and snowshoes were not required. Above 13k large sections of the mountain had several deep snowfields, so snowshoes would be recommended, though sections could be navigated without them.

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