September 20 2014
Kessler, Shaylee, and I headed to Rabbit Ears Peak in order to climb it. I had been to the base a few times, but still hadn't made the climb.
When we reached the base of the summit block, it was discovered that although we brought lots of equipment, we had somehow left the rope. We had a few long slings, so decided to do the climb anyway since the technical section was short and it could probably be done without a rope anyway.
There was another man at the base of the rock who wanted to climb the rock as well and we offered to let him use the slings as well. Him, Kessler, and I actually climbed the peak without ropes or any other equipment, but I belayed Shaylee up the first little pitch.
Kessler I actually ended up freesoloing the route four times, once in order to help his sister up and the other times just for fun or to get more photos.
Both kids could descend the whole block without ropes since they could squeeze through a crack, but the two adults opted to rappel off the sling.
It was a fun little climb and the rock was more solid than some guidebooks indicate.
Incidentally, although the map labels the west summit as Rabbit Ears Peak, I believe that the east ear of the Rabbit Ears is actually higher. It would be a much harder and more dangerous climb.
July 7 2014
After beautiful Kimberly's doctor appointment, we drove up to Rabbit Ears Pass for a hike. We wanted to hike to Fishhook Lake, but found that the road was closed.
Instead we hiked the 4wd road and trail to Rabbit Ears Peak. Once at the base of the ears we poked around and hiked and climbed to the various overlooks.
Since I was alone and didn't bring a rope (Kim didn't want to climb the summit block), I chickened out on the final pitch below the summit since I didn't know how hard or easy it would be to get down. It didn't look hard, but I didn't want to do it alone and Kim didn't want me to either.
November 18 2002
I climbed during a blizzard, but didn't do the summit pinnacle. My project in Kremmling was shut down due to the storm, so I headed for the Rabbit Ears. There were snowmobiles about, and the riders were asking why I was there without a sled. I guess some people just don't get the hiking/climbing thing!
Including technical part.
Did it during the Run Rabbit Run 50 mile trail run in Steamboat Springs. This was the halfway point and turnaround point of the out-n-back race. Trail up to it is super steep in sections.
Fantastic rock and peak and the views are incredible.
...while in high school at Steamboat. Also went cross country skiing several times in the area. Very nice...
Free solo w/downclimb.
Nice hike up to where the Class 5 climbing began...was not aware of the history of a "ladder."
Did this a while back. Messed around the base of the ears. Good hike. No official summit
Enjoyable hike out to the summit area. Lots of people on the trail. Explored the area around the "Ears", but didn't attempt to climb up on them.
With my then boss's wife and her 2 grandkids. Fun outing. At the time the ladder was there and we climbed it.
Great day and beautiful, easy hike! Got an early start and beat the crowds to the top. Had the top to ourselves. Be careful - falcons were on top and were not very happy with our presence and displayed their feelings by dive-bombing us!!