phillinley wrote:Well if grizzlies do get up that far, I guess I won't be climbing the peak. Nothing concerns me more than having to deal with those things. I can't sleep if I'm in an area they might be around, and I can't summit that thing and be back to the car in one day, so I'll probably just roll south to Colorado and climb there for the rest of the week.
There are many risks associated with climbing. Your odds of getting struck by lightening, hit by a falling rock, or taking a fall while climbing Granite Peak are about 1000x greater than being attacked by a grizzly bear IMO, so long as you follow the common sense rules. Don't let a million-to-one risk deter you from your climbing goals!
If you are worried about your food, take a long a half bear cannister and store it away from your bivy site. That will keep the critters out and the bears away.