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Peak(s):  Little Bear Peak  -  14,037 feet
Post Date:  10/11/2013
Date Climbed:   09/29/2013
Posted By:  spadflyer12

 Color Me Crazy - Little Bear West Ridge Direct   

This was the first time I had climbed with other 14ers.com members through the climbing connection. I was a bit worried about taking on Little Bear and hopefully the traverse with complete strangers, but it turned out to be an amazing, exciting climb on a very rarely climbed route. We didn't make the traverse, but felt like we got a taste of it, or maybe even something a bit rougher through the West Ridge Direct. I've only done about 9 14ers, but for some crazy reason I've done Little Bear twice now... I also added a route description to MountainProjects.com which can be found here.

The trip report is on my blog, but I'll leave a few images here to give you a taste of what is in the report:


  • Comments or Questions

Yeah! The WRD is taking off!!     10/11/2013 19:15
Great pics. Nice to see some traffic recently on the WRD, I think it's the better route vs. the Hourglass, but understand it's also a bit tougher. Great job!


Good Memories     10/11/2013 22:39
A friend and I did that route in 1982,but all I had to record it was a crappy Instamatic camera. Those shots are buried somewhere. I'll never forget those big drops though. Not a good place to have your shoelace untied. Nice report


I thought I was bummed before...     10/12/2013 01:50
...but after reading this I'm definitely bummed I couldn't make it out with you guys! Sounds like an epic adventure!


Nice work.     10/13/2013 23:28
And nice Video.


Strong work     10/14/2013 22:40
That chimney climb took some sack!!!


Heck yeah!     10/15/2013 16:31
Nice work. Love that ridge.

Tom, the WRD is indeed taking off!


Balsy     10/16/2013 21:45
That's a lot of suspect rock with huge exposure. Nice work.

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