Nice hike. I've lived here 6 years and never bothered to go up South Boulder Peak.
Definitely make sure you do Bear Peak if you plan on doing S Boulder Peak. Although S Boulder is a bit higher (highest point in the 'Boulder Range'), Bear Peak has better views of both Boulder and the Indian Peaks. It's an easy but steep climb coming up Shadow Canyon; bring plenty of water and respect the weather by getting off these summits early.
This was a great hike, we had great weather, and a spectacular view of Long's peak.
We opted out of the Bear Peak combo, but it would make a great day!
I did S. Boulder Peak on a marathon day starting at NCAR then over to Green Mountain, then Bear Peak and then S. Boulder Peak. We didn't stay too long on SBP as we were anxious to get back to NCAR and go home! I will have to do this one again since it is so close to Bear Peak.
I think I have been up South Boulder Peak 15 or so times. It is a nice friendly mountain that offers a very decent workout and suprisingly satisfying scenery (especialy considering the close proximity to Boulder).
I climbed S. Boulder Peak about 5 times, since it was about 15-20 minutes drive from my house. There are great views from the summit. I first climbed it in April, and the ice had melted, and the summit was nice and clear, with great views of the front range and the foothills.
Spectacular and windy. My first time up SBP and the views don't disappoint. Stiff, hot work up Shadow Canyon but colder up here in the wind. On to Bear Peak and down Fern Canyon.