Combined with Earl's, Mary's and Judi's. Great time, my first in the Teanaway! Trip report here.
Went up Stafford drainage and took Standup over to Bean Creek, then up Bean on foot. Rode bikes back down to Beverly.
What Fred said. Still a nice way to go - we made a loop of it by hiking the trail around to the saddle between Bean and Volcanic Neck, climbing Volcanic Neck and then hiking over to bean and down.
Climbed with Moni. Ascended the N Ridge and descended the SW Ridge and down into the basin to the trail. We learned the hard way that the first weekend in June each year is when the Seattle Mountaineers do their "Scramble Class" on Bean. We were overwhelmed by around 30 of them on the summit. If you want solitude, pick a different date.
Spectacular views of Mt. Stuart made the climb well worth it. Just a modestly steep ascent up a snowfield.
Climbed this first then Earl. Fun scramble and almost never exposed.
Traversed Earl, Bean, Volcanic Neck, Devils Head, Bean, Judis, Marys, and Bill with Heather Anderson. 13 hours and 40 minutes round-trip.
We ended up on the summit of Bean twice. The most difficult part of the day was scrambling over and around the gendarmes on the southwest ridge leading over to Mary's.
Snow was melted off of ridge line and summit. Sweet views!
And it's always fun. Done as a ski trip on my first ascent.
Came over from Judi's Peak with Flanders. Skirted a brown dyke on the right on the way over and then up through orange slabs scrambling up to the summit from the southwest. Descended the ridge to the north over to Volcanic Neck after.
Highly recommend pairing Earl and Bean. The scramble from Earl to Bean is YDS 2 to 3 depending on what you want. Minimal exposure if the line is chosen with common sense. We descended the SW side of the summit pyramid and immediately dropped down to the meadow below. Would have continued down the ridge if the weather had held.
One of the HOTTEST days of the year was my ascent day, and it was still one of my favorite trips ever. Great, short trip and more scrambling toward Volcanic Neck and devil's Head
Part of a 6-Summit amble throughout the Teanaway
Did Earl and Bean together. Great day, great views.
Climbed Bean with BeauDaddy and Zephyr. Beau led the way up the scramble which was easy Class 3 at the crux. Knocked off Mary and Judi's Peak as well that day. The rock is excellent!! Great peak to end on!!!
Did a solo trip to Earl in the morning and Bean in the afternoon... The views really are amazing. Lots of fun scrambling the rocky ridge that separates the two. Bean was more technical, which actually made it more fun out of the two.
Fun loop trip via Beverly, Fourth Creek, and Bean Creek trails. Easy walk up from the north and better as a scramble from the south.
Did a bunch of peaks in a long day around May of 2004. http://www.willhiteweb.com/teanawayriver/earl_peak/bean_203.htm
Climbed with Teri. Did Earl first then traversed ridge and dropped into Bean Basin - not planning on Bean. Began exploring the basin and the next thing we knew, Bean was "right there" LOL. Did a sporty line up the face and descended via the standard route. Easy scramble on great rock.
Climbed with Volcanic neck and Earl