Peak(s):  Little Bear Peak  -  14,037 feet
Blanca Peak  -  14,345 feet
Ellingwood Point  -  14,042 feet
Date Posted:  09/05/2019
Date Climbed:   08/29/2019
Author:  alexhenes
Additional Members:   Robgrace
 Traversing the Blanca Group   

TH: Parked at 10,200 on Lake Como Road
Approach to Lake Como: 2.7 miles / 1700ft / 1 hour 10 minutes
Summits: Little Bear - Blanca - Ellingwood
Climb from Camp: 10 miles / 3650ft / 6 hours including summit time (traverse: 2.5 hours)
Partners: Robby Grace, Jim Griffiths, Mike Poland, Kristi Henes

Little Bear to Blanca is one of my favorite 14er routes. I have done it 3 times and will hopefully do it again. One strategy for a safe climb of Little Bear is to never have anyone above you in the hourglass.

This report below contains images from all 3 outings.

Full TR: Traversing the Blanca Group

Starting the Hourglass

Descending Little Bear's North Ridge

Traversing from Little Bear to Blanca

Traversing from Little Bear to Blanca

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
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Comments or Questions

Photo #22
09/05/2019 16:36
Great smile from Kristi and I like how you can zoom in and see the people on the summit of Blanca. It's nice seeing photos with people in the background/foreground for perspective . Thanks for posting. Happy trails!

09/07/2019 10:30
Nice work. Did Little Bear this weekend and wanted to do the traverse to Blanca but was solo...will have to do that sometime...looks awesome!

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