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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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Ellingwood Ridge CO : Alpine Rock : La Plata
The Ellingwood ridge on La Plata is one of Colorado's all time classic ridge traverses. It runs roughly North to South, curving to the West until it joins the summit in one last dramatic 1300ft push to a rocky false summit. From there, another third of a mile deposits you on the summit. The majority of this 2 mile traverse occurs at 13,000 feet and can be done anywhere from sustained 3rd class to 5.4 with some rappels. Depending on how close to the ridge you want to be. The total cumulative vert...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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