First CO climb
trail was ice packed from the recent traffic and warming/freezing conditions which made for treachous passage. almost slipped and killed myself 1,2,3,4.....many times, don't remember. the devil's thumb looks awesome from this side.
Icy trail, but a fun hike. Great views, a little windy on top.
nice hike, good views.
Climbing Boulder and Bear is always a delight in the winter!
Climbed this as an extension of a hike up Bear Peak. Cold and windy, with some icy sections on the trail. This hike (NCAR - Bear Peak - South Boulder Peak) is great --- easily accessible, great views, and difficult enough for a nice training piece or a day hike with a mixed-ability group.
this is my favorite mtn. in close proximity to boulder. the top has great views, all the way south to pikes. last time i climbed it the entire mtn. from the saddle up was covered w/about 3 ft. of solid snow pack. this was fun w/o an axe.
continued to bear peak then green mountain and hiked down into boulder to get my bike and ride back to my car. highly recommended.
Very nice hike with the typically amazing views of Boulder and the high mountains that the peaks of the Flatirons afford.
Have used this as a training jaunt several times. Great steepness, perfect elevation for cardio gains and great views of the Indian Peaks. Expect ice on the trail during winter and early spring.
Cool little Peak. Good workout with a full pack of gear and a full Albuterol Inhaler. hehe
After my friend ditched me and I could not do my planned climb of Dreamweaver today, I decided to go for a workout on South Boulder Peak. Up in 1h10m, down in 48m. approx. 2800ft. I am sure I will be sore tomorrow!
Climbed solo; no one on top when I arrived, no one there when I left. Great climb.
10/8/2004: Mesa Trail/Shadow Canyon
5/13/2009: From Bear Peak
7/02/2009: From Green Mountain & to Bear Peak
Climbed this several times while I was in High School
Did this on a cold windy day. Could not stay on the peak long, it was just too cold.
One hell of a steep hike! We did it with snow on the bottom and the top of the mountain. Don't think we would of made it without our instep crampons. The top was very slippery.
This is the first of the Boulder Mountains me and my wife have done.
Climbed South Boulder Peak today while also climbing Bear Peak, Green Mountain, and Flagstaff Mountain. Great trip, snowy and low visibility.
Nice hike, much less crowded than Bear Peak.
I like to do this climb along with Bear and Green in the winter, especially when it is snowing. The area is gorgeous, and the snow keeps away the summer crowds.