Peak:  La Plata Peak (14er)
 Route:  Ellingwood Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Built-to-Last
 Date of Info:  05/28/2012
 Date Posted:  05/28/2012

I attempted to hike Ellingwood Ridge, it is still carrying a lot of snow in the gullies on the eastern slopes of the ridge and I did not make farther than Pt 13206, as the picture below shows the snow on the ridge and I went done quite a ways and it looked like all the upper gullies I could see were full. I did not have any snow traction devices so I decided to turn around and come back in July or August.

Photos (click for slideshow):
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 Comments or Questions

I don't envy you
05/29/2012 17:07
I climbed the entire ridge last year. The year before, my partners and I abandoned it about half-way through because of changing weather conditions, but I had enough of it that I wasn't willing to go back the same year! That initial climb up to the ridge is a killer!


The initial ridge
05/29/2012 18:06
was very tiring on the way up but even more dangerous on the way down with all the loose rock, plus I was off route at the time...Needless to say I will be happy to go back up and get this route done.

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