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La Plata is Colorado's fifth tallest fourteener and home to one of the classic ridges in the state. The Ellingwood Ridge. This line provides two miles worth of Class 3- Class 5.4 at near 13,000ft.
La Plata Peak is located 14.5 miles West of the junction of CO 24 and CO 82. A few miles before Independence Pass.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for La Plata:
Unknown couloir on north face Alpine, Grade II
Ellingwood Ridge Trad, Alpine, Grade III
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Northwest Ridge with North Face Ski Descent Mod. Snow CO : Alpine Rock : La Plata
Begin at the Lake Creek Trailhead. Cross a bridge and continue for 0.3 miles on the South Fork Lake Road until past private property, and find trail signage. Follow trail/skin tracks 200 meters until you find a bridge that crosses a gorge of the South Fork of Lake Creek. Follow trail/skin tracks east until you cross La Plata Gulch Creek (go up and higher if crossing is difficult). Follow creek until out of the trees, and pick your ascent up the North Ridge. Follow the North Ridge up to the top o...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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