Ascent of Blanca Peak on 2011-08-21
|Date:||Sunday, August 21, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||14345 ft / 4372 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMeetup.com trip. We hiked in from San Luis Valley on Saturday and camped at Lake Como. We started around 4AM Sunday morning. There was a lot of loose talus higher up, so the "trail" was very hard to find. We went to the right before the saddle and dealt with some fairly easy class 3 scrambling before we made the summit. We got to the summit around 7:30 or so, I think. The clouds were already building up early in the day. Then we went over to Ellingwood Point.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Hut Camp|
| Weather:||Cool, Partly Cloudy|
| Start Trailhead:||Lake Como |
|Ascent Part of Trip: Blanca & Ellingwood (1 nights total away from roads)|
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