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winterfaeVia Fern Canyon  Sucess!


Have climbed this route several times and always enjoy it. I too often use it as a training route. The first time I wondered if the steepness would ever end! Still, might try it this winter as I've only done it in the summer.
Posted Nov 9, 2006 12:34 am

KruckAttempted Murder  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2006


Took a sea-level buddy after a hard night of drinking. Came up from Bear Canyon and at the final push, with stormclouds racing in, forced him to almost run up those big boulders to the summit so we could get the heck off before getting zapped. Beachy was winded and I thought for a moment he was going to pitch me over the edge. Ahh, what are friends for?
Posted Nov 3, 2006 9:58 pm

smason505Bear Peak and South Boulder Peak: A day to remember  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2006


Note sure if the date is correct, but this was when the marine was "missing" in eldo canyon. Plenty of search and rescue people on the trail. Partially tore two ligaments on top of Bear Peak but went over to South Boulder and back to the car. One of the longest days of hiking (limping mostly).
Posted Oct 19, 2006 11:00 pm

Casey BatesAutumn day.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2006

Casey Bates

Beautiful day! First time up Bear. Lazy Boulder native.
Posted Oct 10, 2006 10:45 pm

royswkrAcross desert to Shadow Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1985
Also loop with Green in '97
Posted Oct 2, 2006 2:44 pm

TiogaBradfordFern Canyon fun  Sucess!


Sure was steep, but a great hike with great views. I also attempted it in the winter (maybe March?), and made it within 30 feet of the top before I chickened out since the rocks were iced over.
Posted Sep 23, 2006 12:52 am

Steven CrossUp Shadow Canyon Down Bear Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

Steven Cross

Rainy and fogy all day, no views on top. First hiked up South Boulder Peak then up Bear Peak. Then went down Bear Canyon and across Mesa Trail back to the trailhead. Comming down the rocks on top of Bear Peak I slipped on the wet rocks and cut my shin and got a massive bruise on my rear.
Posted Jul 11, 2006 5:16 pm

Big Skies 808Groovy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005

Big Skies 808

A cool and grueling climb up Fern Canyon. More of a "summit" than Green Mountain, albeit with some bugs as well.
Posted Jun 6, 2006 6:28 pm

Joe_ParvisTraining/Suffering on Bear Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006


Another training hike on Bear Peak. This time from Shanahan TH via North Fork Shanahan Trail, up Fern Canyon and then to summit. Tried to move fast for training, 2 hrs 30 mins round trip. Suffered because not in best shape and saw others running where I could only fast hike. Boulder is a humbling environment in which to train.
Posted Jun 5, 2006 8:14 pm

roozers42Routes Climbed: Bear, Fern, Shadow Canyons  Sucess!


I love this hike - Fern and Shadow canyons are great training hikes, and Bear Canyon is a great wildflower hike.
Posted May 19, 2006 3:32 pm

Brad SniderShadow Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2006

Brad Snider

Tagged Bear Peak after ascending South Boulder Peak. Fun summit scramble!
Posted Feb 25, 2006 11:15 pm

kpiljayFern Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2005


Great hike, beautiful weather, some snow on the trails. Scrambling at the end is great to get up to the pointy summit.
Posted Feb 19, 2006 7:31 pm

1mverticalRoute Climbed: Fern Canyon Date Climbed: July 1979  Sucess!


I was 5 at the time. The exposure at the top scared me quite a bit. Been hooked on climbing ever since. Have repeated Bear from Fern, Shawdow and Green Bear many time since. This is the second summit in the Boulder 5-peak traverse.
Posted Jan 8, 2006 8:13 pm

MichaelCGRoute Climbed: Fern canyon Date Climbed: May 2005  Sucess!


I was warm and dark, since I wasn't born yet.
Posted Jan 4, 2006 6:46 pm

Joe_ParvisRoute Climbed: Fern Canyon Date Climbed: November 27, 2005  Sucess!


Great hike to train, burn off steam, or enjoy with friends / children. Strenuous enough to get tired but short enough to do in a few hours. On this day the temps were cool and there were stiff winds on the ridge. My hydration pack hose kept trying to freeze. The trail was icy in patches and treking poles were a big help.
Posted Dec 8, 2005 12:08 am

climbhighnowRoute Climbed: bear canyon Date Climbed: may 2001 (1st time)  Sucess!


i have climbed bear peak more than any other mountain. i see this mountain everyday and love it, it's the top of my backyard and i always enjoy climbing it.
Posted Oct 28, 2005 12:31 am

crzyjtRoute Climbed: mesa trail/shadow canyon Date Climbed: June ?, 2005  Sucess!


i've climbed this both from shadow canyon and bear canyon descending fern canyon. very nice hikes.
Posted Oct 9, 2005 12:29 pm

Mike McRoute Climbed: Bear Canyon Date Climbed: August 29, 2005  Sucess!

Mike Mc

Today was a beautiful day for a hike. I took the Bear Canyon / West Ridge both up and down. This route was slightly longer (in miles) than I expected for an afternoon hike. It took me an hour and thirty-two minutes to summit from NCAR.
Posted Aug 29, 2005 7:32 pm

doumallRoute Climbed: fern canyon, shadow canyon Date Climbed: countless  Sucess!


Nice after work special.
Posted Jul 13, 2005 3:37 pm

umbra altaRoute Climbed: MesaTrail to Fern Canyon and NE ridge Date Climbed: January 2005  Sucess!

umbra alta

Great summit and a steep hike close to town. Used this as a training hike, so the cool summit was a bonus.
Posted Jun 21, 2005 2:22 pm

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