Ellingwood Point

Featured photo of Ellingwood Point

Ellingwood Point is a point on the ridge west of Blanca Peak. It has only recently been recognized as a separate fourteener. Most people climb Ellingwood after summiting Blanca Peak, but Ellingwood Point offers some of its own fine routes, including the Class 3 Southwest Ridge and the Class 5 North Ridge.

Elevation (feet): 14,042
Elevation (meters): 4,280
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sangre de Cristo Range
State: Colorado
Latitude: 37.5825
Longitude: -105.492
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Colorado Springs
Convenient Center: Ft. Garland, Blanca, or Alamosa

Thanks to Kirk Mallory for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 8 trip reports for Ellingwood Point.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #12189 - by Michael Jake on Aug 02, 2004
    Came over from Blanca. We were in a cloud on the summit and couldn't even see Blanca.
  • Log #12190 - by Bob Anderson on Dec 01, 2003
    Attended ASC in Alamosa for one year, 71-72 before being drafted in the army. Tried to climb Blanca with 2 others in May of 72, just parked the car on a dirt road SW of peak and just went up, got...
  • Log #12191 - by Jeremy Rhoades on Nov 02, 2002
    Camped above Como Lake climbed Blanca Pk first and picked up Ellingwood on the return.
  • Log #12192 - by Chip Breighner on Sep 14, 2002
    My 3rd 14er. I bagged this one 2 months after climbing Blanca. We started from the bottom again, so another loooong day. We climbed the classic west trough ascent from the peak, Blanca looks so much...
  • Log #12193 - by Matt Kirk on Nov 03, 2000
    Greetings 14er climbers and enthusiasts. I just wanted to let everyone know that there should be a 14ers forum coming soon at http://www.trailjournals.com. If you have the time, please come by and...
  • Log #12194 - by Jason Halladay on Aug 16, 2000
    I had orginally summited Ellingwood on the fourth of July, 1997. On that trip we hiked all the way from the paved road up Como Lake road to a high camp above Como Lake. We summited Blanca and...
  • Log #12195 - by Sean Reed on Apr 16, 2000
    One of my favorite 14ers along with Blanca and Longs Peak. We did this one on the same day as Blanca and it's definately worth it. It was a thrill to peak over the 1,500 ft. drops along the ridge...
  • Log #12196 - by Kirk Mallory on Oct 07, 1999
    Climbed Ellingwood Point after climbing Blanca Peak. This was my 25th fourteener. The talus seemed a little looser than on Blanca Peak, but was still an enjoyable climb.