Little Bear Peak Climber's Log

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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.

Big Skies 808

Big Skies 808 - Aug 24, 2009 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

NW Face  Sucess!

Stunning 4th class route up the north face, leading up to the traverse. Highly highly recommended.


alpspitze - Aug 24, 2009 12:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2009

Hourglass Route  Sucess!

No problems heading up the hourglass. Beautiful spot on top. Went up Blanca and Ellingwood after.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 8, 2009 4:43 am

from Lake Como  Sucess!

Slept above Lake Como, right at the turn-off from the trail towards Blanca/Elingwood. Hourglass did not seem so bad, just loose rocks could be really dangerous, but I was the first one to summit that cold am.


heather14 - Jun 1, 2009 9:30 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2009

Snow Climb  Sucess!

I think this is my favorite 14er ascent to date. The snow was continuous all the way to the top and in prime condition.


Pablohoney - Mar 28, 2009 6:51 pm

Awesome  Sucess!

Did this a few years back in February. Despite some post holing it was great. No one else around, in tee shirts (which became jackets very quickly when we stopped) as we approached the summit in perfect winter conditions.


Mots010 - Aug 31, 2008 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

LB-->Blanca-->Ellingwood  Sucess!

Hourglass is sketch. The traverse is stunning.


HokieJim - Aug 23, 2008 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2008

What a day!  Sucess!

Never thought I would set foot on that summit! Unbelievably fun climb in great snow conditions!


msihl - Aug 20, 2008 2:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2008

NW buttress with class 5 variation  Sucess!

Climbed with Sarp and Paul. Tough 5.6-5.7 section, very icy and slippery...rappelled down the hour glass. 6 hrs up, 6.5 hrs down from Lake Como.


davebobk47 - Jul 28, 2008 9:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008

Hourglass  Sucess!

Climbed via the hourglass; lots of water. No one else on the route. Clouds rolled in just before noon. 7 hours round trip from Lake Como camp, started 0530.

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