Peak:  La Plata Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  javy20040
 Date of Info:  03/10/2012
 Date Posted:  03/11/2012

The route looks in fantastics winter conditions climb! We did La Plata Peak, Nothwest Ridge yesterday. The trail all the way up to tree line is well pack, traction will be necessary. From tree line at 11200 feet we head straight to the Northwest ridge, pretty step, rocky with some snow fields. From the Northwest Ridge to the summit, the trail is visible. Microspikes or crampons will be necessary for the last 1500 feet because of the hard pack snow about the ridge. Snowshoes weren't necessary about tree line, so we leave them at 11200 feet.

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