Peak(s):  Hagar Mtn  -  13,220 feet
"Golden Bear Pk"  -  13,010 feet
Post Date:  07/08/2008
Date Climbed:   07/08/2008
Posted By:  roozers42

 Hagar from Loveland Ski Area   

Hagar Mountain and "Golden Bear Peak" from Loveland Ski Area
Partner: Dave Alex

I was thrilled to see Dave post for a Tuesday hike since we hadn't hiked together in quite a while. Dave and I hiked Crystal Peak a couple years ago (where does the time go?) and I wasn't able to attend his Ellingwood Point 14er finisher last year so this became a nice chance to catch up.

We decided on Hagar Peak via Loveland Ski Area (thanks to Layne Bracy's great route page on summitpost). I got everything together the night before but unfortunately ended up forgetting my pack. I had my hiking shoes, a soft-shell jacket, and my camera, and luckily Dave had an extra pack in his car. After a quick stop at the Safeway in Idaho Spings for water, food, and sunscreen, I was ready to go.

Hiking the Loveland Ski area was a bit weird, but it was easy to navigate after skiing there! We crossed the parking lot, headed up a service road, and then worked our way up under chair 4 and eventually to the ridge.

Loveland Ski Area

Once on the ridge, it's a short distance to "Golden Bear Peak" and then a very straight-forward hike to Hagar.

Me with Hagar in the background

Dave on the ridge

There was one steep slope before the summit pitch where the alpine flowers were beautiful! The summit pitch is class 3 and very solid. It was fantastic, all-too-short climbing and very worth it. The views of The Citadel and Pettingell were great.

View of the final pitch up Hagar

Summit shot

View of The Citadel and Pettingell

Honestly, this is one of the best hikes I've done and I highly recommend it. The class 3 scrambling was very solid and fun. Great to hike with you again, Dave!

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  • Comments or Questions
dave alex

great hike     07/10/2008 04:27
Thanks for posting this informative TR. It‘s always a pleasure to hike with someone as knowledgable about mountain craft as you.


If only...     07/10/2008 04:58
”we” could remember our pack and to return loaned gear at the end of the climb.
Thanks again!

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