Grizzly Peak A Climber's Log

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BradBartick - Jul 8, 2022 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2022

Garf, Grizz, & ‘Ray  Sucess!

Clockwise Garfield, Grizzly, and Ouray. The stretch from Grizz to Ouray is pretty good, interesting class 3, particularly the chossy lumpy formations that stretch to the saddle on both sides. Go as far as you can, then exit stage north into a little chute, stay right and it goes. With Matt.


csmcgranahan - Aug 3, 2021 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2019

Nice summit with my son  Sucess!

Summited with my son Ian.


mattpayne11 - Sep 23, 2017 9:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013

East Ridge  Sucess!

Trip Report:

utclimber - Oct 16, 2016 5:45 pm

Twice  Sucess!

First time was a linkup of Grizzly and Garfield. Second time was a ski descent (and subsequent yard sale) on the Grizzly Couloir.


seano - Sep 18, 2016 10:37 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2016

Standard route  Sucess!

Quick PM hike breaking up a long drive south. The page complains about a loose chute, but I found pleasant travel on a right-to-left ascending grassy ledge. Trip report.


strudolyubov - Sep 3, 2016 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2016

Grizzly Couloir  Sucess!

Snow climb up and down Grizzly Couloir with Natalia. Managed to get back to the car before rain started. Nice approach hike, great views.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jul 31, 2016 7:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2016

2 Peaks  Sucess!

7/30/20166 - Standard route with Garfield.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Jul 28, 2016 8:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2016

Solid Couloir Climb  Sucess!

Fun Tour De Grizzly: loop from Grizzly Couloir, then down the West Face.


SarahThompson - Dec 28, 2015 2:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

3x  Sucess!

6/24/06 - Standard route with Garfield.

6/21/08 - Climbed from east side of Indy Pass winter closure, traversed to "Mountain Boy Peak" afterwards.

3/13/16 - Winter ascent of the standard route via McNasser Gulch in late May-like conditions. Started at the La Plata TH. The south facing slopes leading to the east ridge were holding more snow than expected. This is certainly not a good route choice during "normal" winter conditions.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jun 25, 2015 12:19 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2015

Grizzly Couloir  Sucess!

Lovely day, up via Grizzly Couloir and down via West Slopes. Couloir had lots of deep snow, we did not need crampons or axes, only booted up with trekking poles.


chicagotransplant - Jun 15, 2015 10:11 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

Grizzly Couloir  Sucess!

June 21, 2008 with Jamie, Jamie and Steve via Grizzly Couloir with traverse to Garfield.

June 14, 2015 with Brian, Brian and Elliot via Grizzly Couloir with ski descent.


Zeke - May 5, 2015 3:31 pm

Grizzly Couloir

Tried the Grizzly couloir. Got weathered off the mountain near the top of the couloir and had to retreat.


shanahan96 - Jul 14, 2014 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

grizzly couloir  Sucess!

climbed the great, grizzly couloir with mike, jamie and steve. the shade was comfortable, but i was burning up while ascending the couloir's sunny sections. traverse to garfield was a rocky hop.



BLong - Sep 22, 2013 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2013

Great summit  Sucess!

I enjoyed spending some time on the summit alone, except for a visit from a mountain goat. I ascended from the northeast ridge (from Independence Pass) and then descended the north ridge to Grizzly reservoir. It was a long & fun day.


mtneering - Aug 20, 2013 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2012

Fantastic Day  Sucess!

CO MTNS trip


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 4:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2010

Dangerous descent  Sucess!

Climbed Grizzly then Garfield, many large rocks let loose above me on descent & had to duck behind obstacles to stay alive!


ajberry - Oct 27, 2012 1:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2010

From McNasser Gulch  Sucess!

With Megan, 13. What a difference a few feet make... If this were a 14-er, it would be overrun. Because it isn't (quite), it's gloriously unfrequented. Up directly above the mine to maximize our time spent on the ridge... Toured round to Garfield and then back down in to McNasser Gulch (a particularly lovely basin, imo).

June 26 2016 with Ryan Draft. The reason for a second entry is to advertise a SUPERB ROUTE, inspired by BLong's entry on this page: parked at Indie Pass, and simply headed over the ridges. One slightly tricky segment coming off Igloo Pk (Pt 13,060) en route to Mountain Boy Pk (Pt 13,198) can be avoided by dropping off to the S. Went on to Garfield and walked out to the La Plata trailhead on the McNassar Gulch road. Not easy getting a lift up to Indie Pass.


theREALCarpeDM - Oct 21, 2012 1:20 am Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2012

East ridge + Garfield  Sucess!

From the 2wd, ascended the East Ridge (long before the route on Matt's photo. It sounds like he had a horrible experience. It wasn't so bad for us - just steep.) Stayed on the ridge more, which gave us a bit of nice scrambling (above 2+). Traversed to Garfield and back down to the NE. Nicer weather than expected. Solid group of climbers (Nancy, Taylor, Jason, and me).

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 29, 2012 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2012

McNasser Gulch  Sucess!

Climbed East Ridge before heading over to Garfield. Nice day, plenty of deer. No one else around. Nice views of the Elks.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - May 16, 2012 11:27 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2012

With Garfield  Sucess!

Via McNasser Gulch...climbed east ridge of Grizzly and traversed to Garfield. Nice glissade down Garfield

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