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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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Unknown couloir on north face Alpine, Grade II
Ellingwood Ridge Trad, Alpine, Grade III
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Unknown couloir on north face CO : Alpine Rock : La Plata
Start on the normal route for the NW ridge from the Twin Lakes trailhead. About 1/2 mile down the trail after crossing bridge over creek, turn east (left) and follow a small trail cutting across LaPlata gulch and into LaPlata basin. Hit the stream draining LaPlata basin and turn south (right). Follow trail on the west side of the stream up into LaPlata basin. This trail is unmaintained and numerous blowdowns will hinder your progress. Occasionally the trail will wander away from the stream, but ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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