Little Bear Peak Route Guide | The Deadly Hourglass Gully


With a name like Little Bear Peak, you’d think it was a tame 14er to summit. In reality,this mountain is notorious, one of the most difficult and deadly 14ers in the state. Take the time to review my Little Peak Route Guide (but check other sources too!)

The Hourglass Gully that leads to the summit has taken multiple lives due to the loose, rotten rock that lines its sides. It’s a long climb with a long approach best done over multiple days. Wait to tackle this peak until you’re an experienced peak bagger. Start planning with my Little Bear Peak Route Guide.

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Little Bear Peak Fast Facts

Little Bear Peak Route Guide - West Ridge

Alex Derr, Creator of The Next Summit

Alex is an Eagle Scout and mountaineer living in Denver, Colorado. He created The Next Summit to help others stay safe exploring the mountains and advocate to preserve the peaks for the future. You can subscribe to his Next Summit Newsletter here.


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