Peak:  Ellingwood Point (14er)
 Route:  Blanca and Ellingwood
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  ncxhjhgvbi
 Date of Info:  06/20/2020
 Date Posted:  06/21/2020
 Details

Temps were around 35 at 5am at the lake. Only two small patches of snow (100' and 20') to cross on the standard trail. Be careful of ice in the morning on some rocks from the previous days melt. Had a little trouble finding the Ellingwood turnoff, but quickly ended up on trail and following cairns. We traversed just below one of the snow patches. Standard route was loose and some minor routefinding was necessary, mostly to avoid sending rocks down. Traverse to Blanca via the high route was mostly solid and very easy to follow. Lots of fun with a few exposed but easy moves; as always, just double check your holds. We had clearing skies Friday PM and Saturday was bluebird with calm winds.

Photo 1: Crossed below this snowfield to gain Ellingwood standard route, found cairns just past this area
Photo 2: Looking up Ellingwood South Face
Photo 3: Blanca in all her glory



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