Peak(s):  La Plata Peak  -  14,336 feet
Date Posted:  12/10/2006
Date Climbed:   12/09/2006
Author:  adkben

 La Plata -- Northwest Ridge  

This will be brief but I climbed La Plata on Saturday w/ my girlfriend. We broke out the trail to about 11,000. We decided not to take the standard route due to snow conditions and the fact that the sun was shining and had made the deep snow really sloppy. So, we made our own way which was the most snow free and easiest (in our opinion) to gain the ridge. Once on the ridge its pretty straight forward. The conditions didn't require anything special, we left our snowshoes atop the ridge but actually should have used them. Near the top, from ~13,000 up they would have made the trip much faster but nonetheless, we made it without. All in all it took about 10 hours RT.

(we left the camera sitting on the roof of the car, sorry for no photos) i took bills photo of the peak and drew my line on it but it wont seem to upload.

**Also, lost my sunglasses somewhere on the trail (it was dark). If anyone is up in the area and finds them that would be so sweet!!

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

 Comments or Questions

   Using your forum id/password. Not registered? Click Here

Caution: The information contained in this report may not be accurate and should not be the only resource used in preparation for your climb. Failure to have the necessary experience, physical conditioning, supplies or equipment can result in injury or death. and the author(s) of this report provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided is accurate or reliable. By using the information provided, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless and the report author(s) with respect to any claims and demands against them, including any attorney fees and expenses. Please read the Safety and Disclaimer pages for more information.

© 2017®, 14ers Inc.