nice hike - almost stepped on two ptarmigans - birds weren't scarred at all (they just ignored me)and I could observe them from a yard distance
en route to torreys peak went up and over grizzly via loveland pass...this was my favorite part of the entire day. challenging and fun fun fun!!!!!! this is probably my most favorite climb to date.
I hadn't climbed anything in a year due to various reasons, so I found out that I was not in the best of shape, but was still fun.
Combined with Sniktau for a nice little tour of the divide from Loveland. A little under 3 hours roundtrip, including Sniktau.
Got an early start just around 4:30 am, summited by 6:20 am and enjoyed the beautiful 360 views as long as I could stand the cold wind. The ups and downs on this hike keep the heart rate up going both directions, but it's definitely worth it and a great way to start the morning. Back to the car by 8:30 am keeping us just at 4 hours and at work by 9:30 am. Gosh I love living here!
Left the pass at 6:00am, reached the summit by 8:30. Continued on to Torrey's and made my second summit of Grizzly by noon on the return from Torrey's. This made for a long day (10 miles round trip), but a nice way to celebrate the 4th.
Five hours round-trip from summit to car (includes 30 minutes on the summit). Much less windy up at Loveland Pass than the previous week. Climbed alone and had the summit to myself.
Fun climb, great views, but the sun reflecting off the snow felt like an oven.
What can I say? Great views. A straightforward climb done in 6 hours roundtrip at a liesurely pace. Afternoon snow showers made for an interesting descent.
Climbed in combination with Sniktau from Loveland Pass. Climbed with my brother Paul, and friend PJ.
A great day as Bernard Hohman and I withstood some wicked winds. It was great training with a heavy pack.
Snow at the bottom of was quite deep! However the snow became more ice like and harder near the top, occasionally having large spots where the was no snow at all. Very Very Windy. Did this solo.
The day started well enough, but increasingly high winds made the ridge traverse a pain. C’est la vie. The views were great and the climbing was straight forward.
1/15/11 - A fun climb with my wife and two others. The conditions were great on the way up, but the wind howled on the descent. My wife was a champ in both spirit and performance – I was very proud. She’s excited for future ascents.
Did this as a training hike for Holy Cross. Hiked with about 30 lbs untill Grizzly's peak saddle. Dropped the weight and ascended. Nice short hike easily bagging 2 thirteeners. Great hike, loved it.
I've been on Grizzly in Summer, Winter and Spring. It's a great spot from which to have a look around.
Tried to skin up from Loveland Pass. Finding continuous snow was difficult and what snow there was had a terribly punchy wind crust. Ended up bailing on my skis for the final climb up to the summit. Beautiful weather though.
I did the Loveland Pass approach which was pretty beautiful. The views are awesome from the very start and keep getting better the further up the ridge you go. I started at 5:45AM, it was 40 degrees which was a nice break from the oppressive heat down in Denver. The amount of drainages, peaks, and ranges you can see from this ridge is staggering. I summited at 8:30 and was back in my car by 11:00. It was definitely a challenge but a great way to start the hiking season.
What a great winter peak! Pretty tiring after sitting on my butt for half of winter.
Climbed Grizzly and Point 13,117 on a very nice day. Met no one on the climb except for 5 big horn rams that blew by me and went right up Grizzly.
Climbed Sniktau and "Cupid" that day as well from Loveland Pass.