Ascent of La Plata Peak on 2007-04-29
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Sunday, April 29, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||La Plata Peak|
| Elevation:||14336 ft / 4369 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDayhike up the ridge from the highway, pretty straightforward. Returned partway down the ridge late in the morning, then veered more directly west down to La Plata Gulch. This was actually a bad idea as this day fell during an early season heat wave. The unconsolidated spring snow pack became quite sloppy and unsupportive below 12000'. Snowshoes were no help. I literally spent 3 hours wading through hip and waist deep slush to reach the trailhead. Bad.
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| Route Conditions:||Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Snowshoes|
| Route:||SW Ridge|
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