South Boulder Peak Climber's Log

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jake_the_snake - Aug 17, 2020 7:34 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2020

South Boulder Peak  Sucess!

Beautiful hike


JesseSumrak - Feb 29, 2020 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Feb 29, 2020

Bear Peak + South Boulder Peak  Sucess!

Fun hike this morning. Super icey, so it was the first chance I've had to use microspikes, which worked perfectly. Never slipped. Went up fern trail, tagged Bear Peak but didn't stay for long due too pretty fierce wind, then dropped down and went to South Boulder Peak. Made the return trip via Bear Canyon trail. Perfect day!


kswolff - Nov 30, 2019 7:35 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2018

South Boulder Peak  Sucess!

Climbed via Shadow Canyon. Very hot day


myrone - Jul 19, 2019 8:28 am

South Boulder Peak from South Mesa TH  Sucess!

Have climbed this peak twice; once alone and once with oldest son and his girlfriend. Both times had good weather and fine views.


Onager - Nov 16, 2018 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2018

Fun hike  Sucess!

Fun hike with Matt then Avery brewing after!!


JRaphaelson - Aug 10, 2018 11:58 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2018

From Shadow Canyon  Sucess!

Great hike on a hot hot day.


BKiser90 - Jul 4, 2018 10:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2018

Bear and South Boulder  Sucess!

Hopped over here after bagging Bear. Fun pair of summits that are definitely worth your time if you are in the area.


Kiefer - Nov 14, 2017 1:04 am Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2016

Icy!!  Sucess!

Great, sunny weather but damn...super icy.


alexwatson - Mar 1, 2017 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2017

Forgot my spikes  Sucess!

Slipped and Fell over from Bear Peak. Literally...forgot my spikes, so I was slipping and sliding the whole way. lol.


xDoogiex - May 21, 2016 4:46 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2016

With bear peak  Sucess!

Ran over after peak peak


Diggler - Jan 14, 2016 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2016

(Boulder) Tri-tip Challenge  Sucess!

This summit somehow managed to elude me during my (numerous) years at CU. Finally got 'er done. First of 3 summits that day, starting (& ending) at Chautauqua. After making good time until the Mesa-Shadow Canyon junction, followed by a more-work-than-I'd-remembered grunt to the saddle, got to utilize recent trail-breaking efforts of the generous guys ahead of me to the summit. Summited at 14.45. Amazing views of the Front Range! Favorite quote of the day (same guys): "That dude's crazy for wearing just shorts & a T-shirt up here!")


Walkoutnow - Oct 23, 2015 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2015

First of three  Sucess!

Flew in for a quick weekend excursion with my friend Lynn - car dropped at Gregory Canyon, then taxied to south mesa trail head. We did a 3 peak traverse with Bear Peak and Green Mountain. 11.5 miles and a beautiful day. Off to the Pearl street district in Boulder for some cold beers that night. Fun trip


hightinerary - Jul 14, 2015 5:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2015

Combo  Sucess!

I climbed Bear Peak via the Fern Canyon Trail, then continued to South Boulder Peak.


RockyMountainAddict707 - May 5, 2015 12:35 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2014

I CHALLENGE YOU (19-mile day hike)  Sucess!

I've climbed South Boulder Peak three times, but my latest time was August of 2014. It was part of an epic 19-mile hike, the longest hike I've ever done (so far). I made a figure-8 loop starting from the Crescent Meadows trailhead along the Walker Ranch trail west of Boulder. I descended east down crescent meadows trail (section of Walker Ranch) to the footbridge over South Boulder Creek at the bottom. Next, I climbed the Eldorado Canyon Trail for about a mile, then went cross country northwest up the slopes and summited South Boulder Peak from the west side. I then descended the Shadow Canyon trail, but instead of going to the mesa trailhead east of Eldo Springs, I took a little-known, unmarked trail that cut straight south down a valley to the hotel-pool area in Eldo. Then I walked through Eldo State Park (important to refill your water there) and took the Eldorado Canyon Trail back to the Walker Ranch trail, and completed the Walker Ranch Loop going counter-clockwise. PHEW!!!!!

Let me tell you though, that hike pretty much toured the most beautiful places that the Boulder foothills have to offer. If you are in great shape like I was last summer, and want to do the best long day hike near Boulder, feel free to repeat my hike. I CHALLENGE YOU. Beware, there's over 6000 feet of combined elevation gain, and you should be comfortable scrambling class 3-4 rock just for the small section below South Boulder Peak. Also, it's important to start at Crescent Meadows trailhead because that puts your water fill-up spot in Eldo Canyon at the halfway mark.


belexes - Mar 29, 2015 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2015

Shadow Canyon  Sucess!

CMC hike. This was my second time on South Boulder. It was sunny and warm, breezy at the saddle and summit. There is still some snow above the saddle. Microspikes would have been useful. We took it pretty slow going up the canyon, there were some slower hikers. Plenty of hikers and walkers enjoying the park, it was a good day.


locke456 - Sep 21, 2014 3:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2014

Boulder Trip  Sucess!

Was in Denver for Labor Day weekend and had hoped to climb Mount Evans. Weather didn't cooperate, so I ended up climbing South Boulder Peak and Bear Peak instead. Perhaps expectedly, the thunderheads descended out of the big mountains when I was just leaving the summit of Bear Peak, and I had a bit of a jog to get down into Shadow Canyon before the storm hit.


awhite28 - Jul 19, 2014 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2004

South Boulder  Sucess!

From Boulder


LDuszer - Jun 19, 2014 1:00 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2014

Great morning  Sucess!

I climbed this in the morning before going to work. Left my car at the South Mesa TH at 6:20, was on the summit at 8:15, then back down to my car at 9:15. Another runner was coming down from Upper Bluestem and said he had seen a mountain lion there. Fortunately I was headed in the other direction...


BradBartick - May 4, 2014 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2014

Great workout  Sucess!

Great views


nickkarl - Mar 4, 2014 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2014

Shadow Canyon  Sucess!

Fun hike up the canyon to the summit. Neat geology all around.

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