Bear Peak Climber's Log

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mow10 - Mar 16, 2007 9:48 pm

love it  Sucess!

been up at least 10 times. Majestic pyramid summit beacons to those in town who are paying attention....


Niederbayer - Mar 6, 2007 9:43 pm

via Bear canyon  Sucess!

icecold wind almost blew me of the top

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Feb 13, 2007 4:55 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2007

Bear-S. Boulder-Bear-Green traverse  Sucess!

"Stuck" out here on a business trip, gosh-darn. First hike in CO, and 'twas a great day. Snow on 98% of the trail, firm enough except the west side of Green, which was a post-holing nightmare. Weather looked like it was going to come in and sock me, but at every potential bail-out point on my loop, it didn't get any closer. Beautiful day bottom to top.

goatboy smellz - Nov 22, 2006 3:06 am

My Favorite Morning Lung Blowout Run  Sucess!

Fern Canyon Follies. For full effect I trick myself into thinking it will be more fun if I bike to the NCAR TH from my home in north Boulder.


winterfae - Nov 9, 2006 12:34 am

Via Fern Canyon  Sucess!

Have climbed this route several times and always enjoy it. I too often use it as a training route. The first time I wondered if the steepness would ever end! Still, might try it this winter as I've only done it in the summer.


Kruck - Nov 3, 2006 9:58 pm Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2006

Attempted Murder  Sucess!

Took a sea-level buddy after a hard night of drinking. Came up from Bear Canyon and at the final push, with stormclouds racing in, forced him to almost run up those big boulders to the summit so we could get the heck off before getting zapped. Beachy was winded and I thought for a moment he was going to pitch me over the edge. Ahh, what are friends for?


smason505 - Oct 19, 2006 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2006

Bear Peak and South Boulder Peak: A day to remember  Sucess!

Note sure if the date is correct, but this was when the marine was "missing" in eldo canyon. Plenty of search and rescue people on the trail. Partially tore two ligaments on top of Bear Peak but went over to South Boulder and back to the car. One of the longest days of hiking (limping mostly).

Casey Bates

Casey Bates - Oct 10, 2006 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2006

Autumn day.  Sucess!

Beautiful day! First time up Bear. Lazy Boulder native.

royswkr - Oct 2, 2006 2:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1985

Across desert to Shadow Canyon  Sucess!

Also loop with Green in '97


TiogaBradford - Sep 23, 2006 12:52 am

Fern Canyon fun  Sucess!

Sure was steep, but a great hike with great views. I also attempted it in the winter (maybe March?), and made it within 30 feet of the top before I chickened out since the rocks were iced over.

Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Jul 11, 2006 5:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

Up Shadow Canyon Down Bear Canyon  Sucess!

Rainy and fogy all day, no views on top. First hiked up South Boulder Peak then up Bear Peak. Then went down Bear Canyon and across Mesa Trail back to the trailhead. Comming down the rocks on top of Bear Peak I slipped on the wet rocks and cut my shin and got a massive bruise on my rear.

Big Skies 808

Big Skies 808 - Jun 6, 2006 6:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005

Groovy  Sucess!

A cool and grueling climb up Fern Canyon. More of a "summit" than Green Mountain, albeit with some bugs as well.


Joe_Parvis - Jun 5, 2006 8:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006

Training/Suffering on Bear Peak  Sucess!

Another training hike on Bear Peak. This time from Shanahan TH via North Fork Shanahan Trail, up Fern Canyon and then to summit. Tried to move fast for training, 2 hrs 30 mins round trip. Suffered because not in best shape and saw others running where I could only fast hike. Boulder is a humbling environment in which to train.


roozers42 - May 19, 2006 3:32 pm

Routes Climbed: Bear, Fern, Shadow Canyons  Sucess!

I love this hike - Fern and Shadow canyons are great training hikes, and Bear Canyon is a great wildflower hike.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Feb 25, 2006 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2006

Shadow Canyon  Sucess!

Tagged Bear Peak after ascending South Boulder Peak. Fun summit scramble!


kpiljay - Feb 19, 2006 7:31 pm Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2005

Fern Canyon  Sucess!

Great hike, beautiful weather, some snow on the trails. Scrambling at the end is great to get up to the pointy summit.


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.

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