Hagar Mountain  
Condition Updates  
Route: from Golden Bear Peak
Posted On: 2022-06-29, By: ScottLovesRMNP
Info: All snow is avoidable and minimal -- summer conditions. 
Route: Hagar Mtn. via Golden Bear Peak
Posted On: 2022-06-28, By: codyli34
Info: Peak is pretty much in summer conditions. A few stream crossings and minor snow fields but nothing that really slows you down. Class 3 pitch is not bad at all; didn't bring a helmet with me and thought it was fine. 
Route: Traverse from The Citadel
Posted On: 2022-06-24, By: blueshade
Info: The Citadel and the traverse to Hagar. Brief snow that is easily walked (I only post-holed once) on the ridge just before the final summit pyramid(s). The rest of the trail is in mostly good condition (besides the normal soggy spots in spring). I did a steep glissade a bit below the summit. But it isn't necessary. 
Route: East Face
Posted On: 2022-06-06, By: astranko
Info: Went in with the intention of climbing Boomerang Couloir, but it was in poor condition. It was covered in recent slide activity and the narrow portion of the col was very thin, appearing to have less than a foot of snow depth in some parts. Climbed the East Face up from the cirque where you start Boomerang. Snow was acceptable most of the day, with a barely supportive crust in most cases. Climbed the class 3 summit block from the North and it was mixed snow/rock. Down-climbed the class 3 summit block to the south and did it almost entirely on snow. 
Route: via Golden Bear
Posted On: 2022-06-06, By: kyrawhitworth
Info: Route had some small snow patches coming over from Golden Bear but no real snow encountered until the last stretch where it was a bit steep crossing it. We stayed close to the rock as things were starting to warm up. We met a guy who had headed up the couloir and looked like he had a nice descent. 
Route: From Loveland Valley via Golden Bear
Posted On: 2022-05-28, By: daway8
Info: Went up Golden Bear with Geo, starting from the Loveland Valley parking just down from the closed Loveland Ski area (see separate conditions report for that) and then I went on solo to Hagar. Roller coaster ridge with lots of ups and downs with easy scrambling over some bumps. Far side of most of the bumps still filled in totally with snow with a few rocks sticking out here and there. Had to step slowly and carefully to pick my way down. But between the bumps there was also a lot of dry ground. Lugged snowshoes but never used them - most of the time would barely sink above my boots; every once in a while halfway to my knees. Only a few isolated steps sunk more than that (but as things warm up that may change). Final pitch to false summit and then real summit is completely snowed in with very steep and not quite fully consolidated snowfields on either side, making the final approach a slightly sketchy class 3 scramble up rocks coated with snow and ice. Probably could have made it with similar effort to the Citadel (saw recent tracks coming from that direction) but started to late and saw questionable weather on the horizon. Wind was annoying but not as bad as expected. Will add photos shortly. 
Route: SE face
Posted On: 2022-05-10, By: Agstrohmeier
Info: Hagar is skiing well. Warmed up quick with a not super solid freeze on Saturday night but we were skiing good conditions at about 10:15AM. No freeze in the valley meant a nasty exit breaking through with nearly every step, but it's at least snow covered from .2 miles from the trailhead on. 
Route: Straight Creek (West Tunnel)
Posted On: 2022-04-30, By: stomblin7
Info: Left summit of Golden Bear around 9:30. Snow was a bit punchy along ridge, but not deep. If you wanted to avoid it and walk through the rocky/grassy section you probably could get away with it.. i prefer the snow if conditions are okay. I put my spikes on descending Golden Bear and left them on for the duration of the hike. Several skiers opted for crampons to ascend the false summit... it probably is a good idea, I chose to stay closer to the rocks and make my way up with spikes. For the last mini class 3 section to summit, I did get the axe out, mostly for poking through the snow between the rocks to find the depth, but also along the summit ridge since it is quite narrow. 
Route: Loop from Eisenhower Tunnel
Posted On: 2021-09-05, By: angry
Info: Register is missing end cap, needs pen/paper. 
Route: From Golden Bear
Posted On: 2021-07-16, By: -wren-
Info: Summer conditions, there is a C2+ route up a loose talus gully on summit block far climbers right. 
Route: From Golden Bear
Posted On: 2021-06-29, By: cougar
Info: Summer conditions between Golden Bear and Citsdel. No snow to deal with in Dry Gulch. 
Route: SE Face
Posted On: 2021-04-12, By: dvivs11
Info: Dry gulch approach still fully snow covered, skinned to the apron of Snoopy's (Citadel), but opted for Hagar given a deep freeze and strong winds not allowing snow to soften much for the ski. Southeast face of Hagar is loaded and although it didn't ski great given the firm conditions around 11am, it should ski great for the next few weeks along with Golden Bear and Citadel. 40mph wind gusts on the ridge/summit. 
Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 2020-10-18, By: dleflar
Info: Summer conditions on summit. Hiked in from West Eisenhower tunnel parking along Coon Hill trail. Took to Coon Hill saddle and then East North East towards Hagar southern slopes. Sporadic snow still on the ground down by the saddle but easily avoided. Ridge towards Hagar is clear. 
Route: Citadel/Hagar/Golden Bear from Dry Gulch
Posted On: 2020-09-25, By: JasonKline
Info: Summer conditions. No snow or ice, but hazy from the fires. 
Route: Ridge from Citadel
Posted On: 2020-07-19, By: durkan
Info: Dry Gulch 13er loop: Citadel to Hagar to Golden Bear. Some snow in areas up high in the gulch, but all avoidable. This gulch was poorly named as making our way up to Citadel the foliage drenched my softshell pants and the mud on the trail drenched trail runners. Still, a fun loop! 
Route: Coon Hill TH
Posted On: 2020-07-07, By: naivon
Info: Good weather. Snow covers the entire upper portion of the straight creek ridge but did not need traction. Once on the ridge, most snow is gone and is entirely avoidable. Started ascent at 11am. 
Route: Straight Creek
Posted On: 2020-06-06, By: MC.Ikema
Info: Hiked via Coon Hill TH (West Portal of the Eisenhower Tunnel). There's still a decent amount of snow down low in Straight Creek. Brought and used microspikes in the morning to reach snow free trail (old road) around 12k. Snow free ridge to Hagar. Able to summit without touch snow using some class 3 moves on the final summit block. Post hole/willow bushwhacking fest on the way out. 
Route: South Ridge from Golden Bear Peak
Posted On: 2019-10-27, By: supranihilest
Info: The snow high on Hagar is in great shape (though the storm today through Tuesday will almost certainly change that). There's nothing difficult about Hagar from the south until the final summit block. The summit block is an exposed Class 3 scramble on solid granite, but there's a lot of snow on it as well right now. I found the snow to be very firm, perfect for kicking steps in. The best route was straight up the summit block, linking patches of steep snow and steep rock together. Though the rock was stable you should still test every hold, as some of the blocks didn't appear to be attached to anything despite not moving when yarded on. My climbing partner and I both found ice axes and microspikes useful for the final summit scramble. 
Route: Straight Creek Trail (W. Eisenhower Tunnel)
Posted On: 2019-10-08, By: HikesInGeologicTime
Info: Parts of the lower trail (through ~12k) icy through 11 am, melted into mud by mid-afternoon. I ascended and descended via the Coon Hill trail rather than up and over Golden Bear to minimize my time in the wind and was glad I had; the wind was breathtaking between reaching the Continental Divide and the saddle below the approach to Hagar's first false summit. Ski jacket and gloves were necessary for me, and I wished I'd had my goggles as well for that section. The final scramble is short, sweet, and fun! There probably is a way to keep it at Difficult Class 2, but I couldn't see a way up or down at least the last 10' without a couple Class 3 jigs in there. It's a distinct possibility that at least one of those moves was only Class 3 if you're short, however. 
Route: NE Ridge via The Citadel
Posted On: 2019-09-22, By: LetsGoMets
Info: Summer, no snow. 

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