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


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Starting the Hourglass


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Descending Little Bear's North Ridge


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Traversing from Little Bear to Blanca


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Traversing from Little Bear to Blanca



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

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!


tygr
Bad-Ass!
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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