Bear Peak Climber's Log

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1mvertical - Jan 8, 2006 8:13 pm

Route 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.


MichaelCG - Jan 4, 2006 6:46 pm

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

I was warm and dark, since I wasn't born yet.


Joe_Parvis - Dec 8, 2005 12:08 am

Route 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.


climbhighnow - Oct 28, 2005 12:31 am

Route 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.


crzyjt - Oct 9, 2005 12:29 pm

Route 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.

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Aug 29, 2005 7:32 pm

Route Climbed: Bear Canyon Date Climbed: August 29, 2005  Sucess!

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.


doumall - Jul 13, 2005 3:37 pm

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

Nice after work special.

umbra alta

umbra alta - Jun 21, 2005 2:22 pm

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

Great summit and a steep hike close to town. Used this as a training hike, so the cool summit was a bonus.


ktimm - May 17, 2005 4:04 pm

Route Climbed: Fern Canyon /Bear Canyon loop Date Climbed: 5/15/05  Sucess!

Great day

C Turpen - May 16, 2005 1:46 pm

Date Climbed: May 16, 2005  Sucess!

My second mountain ever! Steep at the top but well worth the pain.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Apr 15, 2005 7:36 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2009

Climbed Many Times  Sucess!

5/9/04: Mesa Trail Shadow Canyon-Ascent; Fern Canyon-Descent
5/13/09: East Ridge
7/2/09: From Green Mountain & South Boulder Peak


pksander - Feb 12, 2005 10:05 pm

Route Climbed: Green Bear Traverse Date Climbed: February 12, 2005  Sucess!

Great climb with Fabio (brenta) and Chris and Susan Gerber. A bit icy, but nice...


CBakwin - Dec 1, 2004 3:44 pm

Date Climbed: July, 1975  Sucess!

Did this with a CMC group while I was in highschool

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Nov 11, 2004 2:59 am

Route Climbed: North Trail Date Climbed: Fall 1990, Winter 1991  Sucess!

For the few months I lived in Boulder, I climbed this peak about once a week just for fun. I lived a few blocks from the trailhead at the end of Baseline. From there it's about a 5 mile R/T and maybe 3,000 elevation gain. Hot and dry in the summer, subzero in the worst parts of December/January. Beautiful under all circumstances. If you're ever in Boulder and have a few hours free, walk this trail. You won't regret it.


belexes - Sep 27, 2004 6:03 pm

Route Climbed: Shadow Canyon Date Climbed: September 27, 2004  Sucess!

The weather reports predicted rain, but it was a beautiful day, though there were some clouds building over the Indian Peaks to the west. I had heard that Bear was pretty tough for such a "low" peak, and I was not disappointed. Upon entering Shadow Canyon, the trail is relentlessly steep and rocky all the way to the pass. I shared the summit with a group of Mormon missionaries. There's not a whole lot of room on the summit. After climbing Bear, I headed on over to South Boulder Peak.


bdewoody - Aug 4, 2004 12:12 am

Route Climbed: Shadow Canyon Date Climbed: August 3 2004  Sucess!

Should've left a little earlier. Left at 6:00 from Chataqua and climbed South Boulder and Bear Peak.


kcmule - May 24, 2004 9:06 pm

Route Climbed: Up Shadow Canyon, Down Fern Canyon Date Climbed: May 24, 2004  Sucess!

Awesome training climb! A true workout at over 3000' elevation gain (with S Boulder Peak) over just a few steep miles. I got chased off the summit by lightning; I recommend respecting this mountain more than I did by getting an earlier start.


CharlesD - Mar 18, 2004 10:56 am

Route Climbed: Fern Canyon to West Ridge Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

Having lived in Boulder for a month or so, I figured I was in shape and could make it up my local 'hill' without much trouble. I was wrong! 2500 vertical feet in under 2 miles is nothing to sneeze at. But the view from the summit was spectacular and I had the place entirely to myself. Descended via the West ridge under increasingly clouds.


miztflip - Mar 4, 2004 7:36 pm

Route Climbed: Shadow Canyon Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!

Did a trail run with a friend. Was suprised by the steepness in the canyon but very impressed with the views from the top.


Chris - Dec 8, 2003 2:40 pm

Route Climbed: Most routes over the years. Date Climbed: Various  Sucess!

This hike is a great way to spend an afternoon without having to drive an hour. Awesome views of town and the divide.

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