Ellingwood along with Little Bear and Blanca ring in the Lake Como drainage in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The standard descent is via the south face. Colin Murphy descended a new route called the southwest couloir in 2009 as well. We are aware of no other viable snowboard/ski descents on this peak.
4/20/2008-Erik Kling descends the South face.
5/16/2009-Colin Murphy descends the narrow Southwest Couloir on Ellingwood point. This is the earliest recorded descent we have of this steep, technical line. Some believe that due to the obscureness/technical difficulty of this line that this was the first descent of this couloir.
5/17/2009-Erik Kling and Tom Courtright descend the South face.
photo- Tom Courtright descending the Northwest face of Blanca with Ellingwood's south face in the background. photo by Erik Kling.
a view of the southwest face and Colin Murphy's line on the Southwest Couloir, photo by Erik Kling, 2009
photo- Marc Barella and Ben Conners stepping onto Ellingwood's summit. photo by Carl Dowdy, 2010