Coon Hill Climber's Log

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BKiser90 - Aug 14, 2022 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2022

GB and CH  Sucess!

Started from the WB I70 tunnel parking at 4: 40 am. Climbed Golden Bear then over to Coon Hill. The Hill's NE ridge was a bit of a challenge route-finding wise but not too bad. I wouldn't stay on the top of the ridge as it dips steeply down a few times. Good shelves to follow up. Sunny morning. Back to car by 9:40 am.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Aug 25, 2019 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2019

Some amazing views!  Sucess!

Combined with Golden Bear Peak, ridge has little 3rd class stretch, nothing to scary, but it was interesting.


BradBartick - Oct 8, 2016 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2016

Pretty fun little hill  Sucess!

Passed this peak 1000 times on I70 and finally decided to climb it to see if the areas around it had BC potential. Well howdy do! They do! Surprised it was such a fun scramblish climb. Lots of BC terrain and easy access from W tunnel. Too much snow on the 3rd class ledges so I went up east slopes. Warm fall day. With M.


Scott - Sep 9, 2016 11:50 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2016

Coon  Sucess!

September 8 2016

After work, I climbed Coon Hill since I failed on September 1 due to bad weather. I really had to push hard to make the summit at sunset. The sunset was nice and there was a lot of smoke in the air from a forest fire somewhere.

I descended a steep gully on the east face because I though it would be faster than the ridge and since daylight was fading. It was very dark by the time I reached the base of the mountain.

September 1 2016

I set off to climb Coon Hill after work and in the evening. It started raining and hailing at about 12,000 feet, but I decided to continue on as long as there was no thunder. The precipitation was coming down very hard and there was thunder when I reached 12,500 feet. I turned back at this point. I got soaked on the way down, but by the time I was back the rain and hail had stopped. It was a little disappointing not to reach the summit.


rkymtn - Sep 9, 2014 11:25 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2014

From Golden Bear  Sucess!

Peakbug and I traversed the ridge/cirque from Golden Bear. We chose to pass the class 3 scramble and dropped down to gain the gentler slopes to the SE. Great views and weather.


Peakbug - Sep 6, 2014 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2014

Birthday Celebration Hike  Sucess!

Climbed with Golden Bear Peak. Birthday celebration for rkymtn. Short and steep.


MattK - Jul 27, 2012 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2012

..and some unnamed...  Sucess!

Combined with UN12429 and UN12346 with the wife and pup.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jun 4, 2012 8:40 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2012

From Loveland Pass  Sucess!

We set up a car shuttle to enjoy two Loveland Pass 12ers (and then accidentally blew past one of them right out of the pass...) and this peak along with "Golden Bear." Completely impressed by the northeast ridge - it exceeded my expectations and made for a great way to finish the outing. Great day!


alpine345 - Jan 22, 2012 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

home  Sucess!

This is my backyard mountain. Over the last 30 yrs I've hiked this peak more than any other, and this time was like most others except this time I found an I-pod in the E couloir.


SarahThompson - Jun 19, 2010 9:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010

Bonus Peak  Sucess!

Decided to climb Coon Hill as a bonus peak after "Golden Bear Peak", Mount Trelease & Hagar Mountain (from the west end of the Eisenhower Tunnel). Skirted the northeast ridge on the south side because it was snowy, chossy, and I was alone and unsure if it even went or not. Lost several hundered feet and climbed up the grassy east face.


chicagotransplant - Nov 2, 2009 10:09 am Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2009

I-70 Loop  Sucess!

1st: 10/31/09 - Halloween climb with Foxy Long Bottoms and WIclimber. Started at the west side of the Tunnel and went up Coon Hill then traversed over PT 12346 and PT 12429 before returning to the saddle between them and back out the highway. Nice day to be out, sunny and warmer than expected!
2nd: 8/1/21 - Solo loop with PT 12346 and PT 12429, beat the weather with this quick outing
3rd: 5/14/22 - Solo ski, skinned to the summit via south ridge, skied one of the NE couloirs then back over the ridge and to the car.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Nov 2, 2009 10:07 am Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2009

Halloween  Sucess!

Hiked Coon Hill and 2 unnamed 12ers next to it with chicagotransplant and Leslie. It was a great short day in the mountains with 2 great people.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Apr 8, 2005 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2005

Summit Ski Descents  Sucess!


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