Peak:  Little Bear Peak
 Route:  SW Ridge
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  ndomke
 Date of Info:  8/18/2022
 Date Posted:  8/19/2022

SW ridge on Little Bear on 8/18 - beautiful day out with no afternoon storms. I parked about 1.5 miles up the Como road and walked up to 8,800 and turned right on the old road through the forest. I followed it as much as I could at 4:00 AM to a creek crossing just below Tobin Creek Falls. Then it was a lot of climbing on talus. Steep and slippery lichen-covered talus on the way up to the ridge then the ridge is broad up over the first few points on the ridge. Fun scrambling on the ridge traverse from below South Little Bear over to Little Bear. I thought it was solid class 3+ climbing but it was pretty exposed in spots. From around 8,000 at the TH, it was almost 15 miles and 7,500 feet of elevation gain. Fun day out and I thought it was a good option to do Little Bear in a single push from pretty low on the road.

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Great effort
08/20/2022 11:53
BIG day! Well done!

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