Little Bear Peak Climber's Log

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theREALCarpeDM - Jun 12, 2011 4:20 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011

South LB + LB via SW ridge  Sucess!

Attempt #1 2 weeks ago was cut short at 13,600 due to winds. This time made it all the way. Fun knife edge to SLB and fun traverse. Exposure was occasionally intense - especially since we had to test every rock.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Apr 23, 2011 4:42 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2005

Big day  Sucess!

Lots of work for such a "short" hike.


StephanieLynn - Mar 22, 2011 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2011

winter scramble  Sucess!

Third time up this mountain, but first time taking the SW ridge. Really fun scramble up to South LB and traverse to LB main summit. Third time on LB.


Kiefer - Mar 16, 2011 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2011

Via SW Ridge  Sucess!

Finally successful on this repeat attempt. Went up with Stephanie Lynn, Britt Jones, Terry Matthews and Mike & Dina. Had great weather. The climb to South Little Bear was more intense than the traverse between the two.
Great day!


Kiefer - Mar 8, 2011 1:26 am Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2011

West Ridge

We stopped at the entrance to the Baby Thunder Couloir roughly 15 minutes before the base of the Hourglass. Weather has deteoriated and the snow conditions were horrible...scary really.
Will be back for another go...maybe the SW Ridge.


mattpayne11 - Feb 4, 2011 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

Hourglass  Sucess!

Ascended via the Hourglass. Very wet. Not the most fun I've had - definitely a nail-biter. Read my Trip Report if you want to learn more.


climbingfurry - Jan 24, 2011 10:13 am

snow climb  Sucess!

I think doing this as a snow climb is the best and safest way to do it if you've got the game

MattGreene - Dec 24, 2010 7:39 pm

Rock kickin'  Sucess!

Late June 2010 - Wasn't too fond of the hourglass. I felt secure climbing up/down it, but twice kicked off rocks that would've scared the hell out of anyone if they were below me. Usually I don't do that, but water was running down the middle of the hourglass, so I stuck to a higher and looser path.

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Dec 23, 2010 11:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2010

Hourglass Standard route  Sucess!

Fun Peak! The rock in the Hourglass at that time was wet and polished smooth so I climbed some 4/low 5 rock on the left hand side of the gully. Going up was not bad but coming back down was a little scarier. Overall an awesome mountain!


thatnissanguy - Dec 18, 2010 9:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2010

Denial on the LB/Blanca Ridge  Sucess!

Ropes were recently cut. So, no ropes in the hourglass. Ascent was wet, with storms hammering the area for the last couple days. Ridge to Blanca was dry. Turned back 1/4 into the ridge by marauding thunderstorms. Two joined 60m ropes made a perfect, quick rap out of the hourglass.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

Hourglass  Sucess!

Bad conditions with ice in the hourglass, but Leah and I powered through.


rockymountaindiva - Oct 11, 2010 1:05 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2010

Scariest Peak  Sucess!

Poor hand and footholds in the hourglass gives this one the distinction of the scariest 14er I've done (37 so far, including Capitol). Hope it stays that way.


asaking11 - Sep 17, 2010 1:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2010

Hourglass  Sucess!

The hourglass is awesome. I was the only person on the peak, but there were still rocks shooting down the hourglass. Definitely make sure to bring your helmet. One of my favorite hikes.


RMdaytripsgrl - Aug 5, 2010 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010

Holy Smokes  Sucess!

Overall a great day, but all the climb we could handle! Lots of class 4/low 5 climbing, add in some water...priceless! Hourglass is a handful. Descent was nothing short of miserable. (G-D that road!!!!) Sounds like if I ever go back it will be on the snow...Glad it's off the list.


metal4lyf - Jun 15, 2010 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010

sketchy when wet  Sucess!

this was a fun climb and not a very fun down-climb after a few hours of sun


seano - Jun 14, 2010 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2010

NW Face  Sucess!

Definitely more than 4th class the way I went -- probably too far to the right. Trip report


rleclair - May 23, 2010 6:10 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2010

Little Bear - Hourglass  Sucess!

Fellow SP'er, Patrick Vall, and I attempted LB via the infamous hourglass route. Being late May there was a good bit of snow in the hourglass that makes this route much easier than summer climbing months. Good consolidated snow combined with monster boot steps to the summit made for #40 "on the list."


myrone - Sep 12, 2009 2:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2009

Little Bear via Como Lake Rd.  Sucess!

Met a new friend in Clay, we started up at 7:19AM from our parking spot 3.5 miles up from the TH and reached the summit at 1:06PM via the "hourglass" route. Clear skies all day long, Clay went up to Ellingwood Pt. as I returned back to my truck at 6:35PM. My 46th 14'er.........sweet!


cftbq - Sep 10, 2009 12:57 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2009

Glad I didn't try this sooner  Sucess!

Had to climb something on 09-09-09. After 47 other 14ers, I was finally ready for Little Bear. Standard "hourglass" route was still quite hard enough for both me and my climbing partner. We were the only people to summit that day, but an amazing 24 other entries were in the register just since the first of the month. Just as dangerous as it's made out to be.


strudolyubov - Sep 3, 2009 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009

Standard Route, Hourglass  Sucess!

Started hiking up Lake Como road from ~8,500 ft, climbed Little Bear via standard route (West Ridge/Hourglass) and returned the same way. 10 hours total. Hourglass/rockfall was not bad: had only four other people on the summit/heading up. Perfect day, awesome views from the summit.

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