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ScottRabbit Ears Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014

Scott

September 20 2014

Kessler, Shaylee, and I headed to Rabbit Ears Peak in order to climb it. I had been to the base a few times, but still hadn't made the climb.

When we reached the base of the summit block, it was discovered that although we brought lots of equipment, we had somehow left the rope. We had a few long slings, so decided to do the climb anyway since the technical section was short and it could probably be done without a rope anyway.

There was another man at the base of the rock who wanted to climb the rock as well and we offered to let him use the slings as well. Him, Kessler, and I actually climbed the peak without ropes or any other equipment, but I belayed Shaylee up the first little pitch.

Kessler I actually ended up freesoloing the route four times, once in order to help his sister up and the other times just for fun or to get more photos.

Both kids could descend the whole block without ropes since they could squeeze through a crack, but the two adults opted to rappel off the sling.

It was a fun little climb and the rock was more solid than some guidebooks indicate.

Incidentally, although the map labels the west summit as Rabbit Ears Peak, I believe that the east ear of the Rabbit Ears is actually higher. It would be a much harder and more dangerous climb.

July 7 2014

After beautiful Kimberly's doctor appointment, we drove up to Rabbit Ears Pass for a hike. We wanted to hike to Fishhook Lake, but found that the road was closed.

Instead we hiked the 4wd road and trail to Rabbit Ears Peak. Once at the base of the ears we poked around and hiked and climbed to the various overlooks.

Since I was alone and didn't bring a rope (Kim didn't want to climb the summit block), I chickened out on the final pitch below the summit since I didn't know how hard or easy it would be to get down. It didn't look hard, but I didn't want to do it alone and Kim didn't want me to either.

November 18 2002

I climbed during a blizzard, but didn't do the summit pinnacle. My project in Kremmling was shut down due to the storm, so I headed for the Rabbit Ears. There were snowmobiles about, and the riders were asking why I was there without a sled. I guess some people just don't get the hiking/climbing thing!
Posted Sep 22, 2014 10:08 am

ShayleeRabbit Ears Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014

Shaylee

Including technical part.
Posted Sep 22, 2014 9:34 am

KesslerRabbit Ears Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014

Kessler

Including technical part.
Posted Sep 22, 2014 9:33 am

kteichertRun Rabbit Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2013

kteichert

Did it during the Run Rabbit Run 50 mile trail run in Steamboat Springs. This was the halfway point and turnaround point of the out-n-back race. Trail up to it is super steep in sections.
Posted Sep 18, 2013 2:02 pm

Jeremy HakesGreat summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

Jeremy Hakes

Fantastic rock and peak and the views are incredible.
Posted Aug 19, 2013 4:34 pm

ozarkmacWent up to the "Ears" 3 times...
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1977

ozarkmac

...while in high school at Steamboat. Also went cross country skiing several times in the area. Very nice...
Posted Feb 22, 2013 6:08 pm

Brian KaletStandard Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2012

Brian Kalet

Free solo w/downclimb.
Posted Jun 7, 2012 1:04 pm

REMStandard Approach
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

REM

Nice hike up to where the Class 5 climbing began...was not aware of the history of a "ladder."
Posted Jun 25, 2011 11:29 pm

JohnnyCOTo the Base

JohnnyCO

Did this a while back. Messed around the base of the ears. Good hike. No official summit
Posted Feb 15, 2011 11:21 am

brianhughesRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July 2004

brianhughes

Enjoyable hike out to the summit area. Lots of people on the trail. Explored the area around the "Ears", but didn't attempt to climb up on them.
Posted Jan 12, 2006 11:14 pm

MoniRoute Climbed: Standard Approach Date Climbed: Summer 1973  Sucess!

Moni

With my then boss's wife and her 2 grandkids. Fun outing. At the time the ladder was there and we climbed it.
Posted Jul 28, 2005 10:29 am

vanny37Route Climbed: Standard Approach Date Climbed: July 3, 2005

vanny37

Great day and beautiful, easy hike! Got an early start and beat the crowds to the top. Had the top to ourselves. Be careful - falcons were on top and were not very happy with our presence and displayed their feelings by dive-bombing us!!
Posted Jul 27, 2005 5:09 pm

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