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BradBartickPretty fun little hill  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2016


Passed this peak 1000 times on I70 and finally decided to climb it to see if the areas around it had BC potential. Well howdy do! They do! Surprised it was such a fun scramblish climb. Lots of BC terrain and easy access from W tunnel. Too much snow on the 3rd class ledges so I went up east slopes. Warm fall day. With M.
Posted Oct 8, 2016 6:40 pm

ScottCoon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2016


September 8 2016

After work, I climbed Coon Hill since I failed on September 1 due to bad weather. I really had to push hard to make the summit at sunset. The sunset was nice and there was a lot of smoke in the air from a forest fire somewhere.

I descended a steep gully on the east face because I though it would be faster than the ridge and since daylight was fading. It was very dark by the time I reached the base of the mountain.

September 1 2016

I set off to climb Coon Hill after work and in the evening. It started raining and hailing at about 12,000 feet, but I decided to continue on as long as there was no thunder. The precipitation was coming down very hard and there was thunder when I reached 12,500 feet. I turned back at this point. I got soaked on the way down, but by the time I was back the rain and hail had stopped. It was a little disappointing not to reach the summit.
Posted Sep 9, 2016 11:50 am

rkymtnFrom Golden Bear  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2014


Peakbug and I traversed the ridge/cirque from Golden Bear. We chose to pass the class 3 scramble and dropped down to gain the gentler slopes to the SE. Great views and weather.
Posted Sep 9, 2014 11:25 am

PeakbugBirthday Celebration Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2014


Climbed with Golden Bear Peak. Birthday celebration for rkymtn. Short and steep.
Posted Sep 6, 2014 7:44 pm

MattK..and some unnamed...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2012


Combined with UN12429 and UN12346 with the wife and pup.
Posted Jul 27, 2012 7:39 pm

Sarah SimonFrom Loveland Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2012

Sarah Simon

We set up a car shuttle to enjoy two Loveland Pass 12ers (and then accidentally blew past one of them right out of the pass...) and this peak along with "Golden Bear." Completely impressed by the northeast ridge - it exceeded my expectations and made for a great way to finish the outing. Great day!
Posted Jun 4, 2012 8:40 am

alpine345home  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011


This is my backyard mountain. Over the last 30 yrs I've hiked this peak more than any other, and this time was like most others except this time I found an I-pod in the E couloir.
Posted Jan 22, 2012 3:50 pm

SarahThompsonBonus Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010


Decided to climb Coon Hill as a bonus peak after "Golden Bear Peak", Mount Trelease & Hagar Mountain (from the west end of the Eisenhower Tunnel). Skirted the northeast ridge on the south side because it was snowy, chossy, and I was alone and unsure if it even went or not. Lost several hundered feet and climbed up the grassy east face.
Posted Jun 19, 2010 9:11 pm

chicagotransplantI-70 Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2009


Halloween climb with Foxy Long Bottoms and WIclimber. Started at the west side of the Tunnel and went up Coon Hill then traversed over PT 12346 and PT 12429 before returning to the saddle between them and back out the highway. Nice day to be out, sunny and warmer than expected!
Posted Nov 2, 2009 10:09 am

Foxy Long BottomsHalloween  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2009

Foxy Long Bottoms

Hiked Coon Hill and 2 unnamed 12ers next to it with chicagotransplant and Leslie. It was a great short day in the mountains with 2 great people.
Posted Nov 2, 2009 10:07 am

Brian KaletSummit Ski Descents  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2005

Brian Kalet

Posted Apr 8, 2005 12:50 pm

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