Grizzly Peak B  
Condition Updates  
Route: South Face
Posted On: 2022-06-29, By: angry
Info: FR579 - no issue driving in if you have clearance. There are several large ruts in the road filled with water/mud. This was another cruiser trail. Snow and running water in the gully that can be avoided. Surprised to run into supranihilest and whileyh! No summit register. Also, can we rename all the Grizzly's? 
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Route: S gully to SW slopes
Posted On: 2021-07-06, By: d_baker
Info: Drove road in from Purgatory ski area on Saturday afternoon. Plan on minimum 1.5hrs or so for that drive. I stayed in 2wd, but clearance is important to have. Of note, the route on Grizzly B is in view along the drive in at many points, and can also be seen from 550 just N of Purg. Currently snow fills middle section of gully that leads to upper slopes of Grizzly B, and can be seen from 550. We were able to park 3 suv's at trailhead. (The 3 of us having different arrival/departure times before/after hike) Could fit a few more there if necessary, albeit with a tighter turnaround area. Hiking on CT (Colorado Trail) made for cruiser until turnoff for approach to Grizzly (Wildwanderer's trip report provides good info on the turnoff). Approach trail easy to follow and the route to access gully is generally obvious. I don't recall our splits, but I think it took us a little under 3hrs to get to start of gully. We carried ice axe and microspikes because we saw the snow in the gully as we drove in to TH. However, we were able to go up climber's left (middle portion of gully) and squeeze in between snow and rock for ~100' of vertical gain to stay off snow. Worked out well, and upper portion of gully was mostly dirt and rock, and not steep. Upper slopes clear of snow. Summit views = awesome! A new favorite (among many)! Descent was same track. I think it was about 7.5hr RT (round trip) with 40 minutes on summit. ~7-8 mi's, maybe 3k gain? Edit: Topo! puts it at ~2700' gain and ~6mi's. (see map) Drive out no problems. 
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Route: From FR 579
Posted On: 2020-10-03, By: WildWanderer
Info: Summer conditions. I took the gully. 
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Route: South Face
Posted On: 2020-10-01, By: desertdog
Info: Completely dry. The views from this summit are outstanding! FR579 is in good shape, but it will take an hour plus to get to the TH. 
Route: From FR579
Posted On: 2020-07-13, By: cottonmountaineering
Info: Some snow still remains in the class 2 gully, however it can be climbed around. Summer conditions 
Route: Straight up
Posted On: 2019-06-26, By: Jakomait
Info: Snow makes for perfect conditions and superhighway couloirs. Linked Rolling Mtn to Grizzly to San Miguel then finished the loop through Ice Lake. Surprised how easy the passage was even in the afternoon. 
Route: From S Mineral
Posted On: 2018-07-31, By: Marmot72
Info: From camp by Bandora mine, up to Hope pass, up V9, down the grungy horrid loose east slope into cascade basin, elk trails to then contour Grizzly's east slope, off Grizzly SW corner to 12.4, up to V10, then descent into the narrow north basin and a nice elk trail that 🐝-lined across the upper Cascade basin. Air was clear but smelled a bit smoky-the next day I awoke coughing. 
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Route: Standard
Posted On: 2018-07-21, By: illusion7il
Info: No summit register. Know your route, as there no carins. Didn't feel like driving the long cascade rd, so I took the rico-silverton trail to the CT over rolling pass. When I reached the basin I joined the standard south gully route to the top. Weather was intresting. On the return to rolling pass, I had to wait over an hour at 12K at treeline for a storm to pass. At least I had a front row seat for the fireworks, all while getting pounded by hail. All the stream crossings turned into rivers. 
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