La Plata...looking for some input

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La Plata...looking for some input

Postby bigredmachine » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:51 pm

I Ended up getting the day off work tomorrow weather looks pretty good, thought I might be able to get one more 14er in this year. I have two friends (pretty good shape) who want to go but neither have done any 14ers. Is the southwest ridge this late in the year a good option? any other suggestions. I'm not too worried about a little bit of snow, but none of us have gaiters or spikes. Any info on the current conditions is appreciated.

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Re: La Plata...looking for some input

Postby kushrocks » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:04 pm

You might be able to get away without gators but I would recommend micro spikes. What time are you thinking of starting tomorrow?
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Re: La Plata...looking for some input

Postby bigredmachine » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:07 pm

leaving denver by 5

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Re: La Plata...looking for some input

Postby Holmoose » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:26 pm

Did you go? I'm curious as to the conditions myself.

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Re: La Plata...looking for some input

Postby ulvetano » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:07 pm

Kush-microspokes are for the birds and never needed. :)

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Re: La Plata...looking for some input

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:16 pm

ulvetano wrote:Kush-microspokes are for the birds and never needed. :)

Def see ridin' one o' them microspokes on long early season approaches.





















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Re: La Plata...looking for some input

Postby bigredmachine » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:52 am

Yes and we did the southwest ridge, it was a beutiful day. I highly recommend this route. I met a few people at the summitt who did the standard northern trail (obviously much more snow). Getting ready to do a conditions report now.

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