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Bear Lake and Bear's Den

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Bear Lake - immediate vicinity 
Bear's Den 

Bear Lake and Bear's Den  

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Elevation: 9,400'
Location: 40.31432, -105.64996 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Mar 12, 2014
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WI3 Yellow Ice, briefly. Not much ice. Probably ...


This is an organizational entry to facilitate route submission and organization of the climbs in the Bear Lake area.

There are a few things very close to the lake. There is also a more interesting mixed area, Bear's Den, located nearby.

Getting There 

Take the Bear Lake Road in RMNP to its end. Park. See the descriptions for the subareas.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.5 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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M5 start (correction).

Bear Lake Ice WI2-3  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Bear Lake - immediate vicin...
Curious? Close to the road but limited in size & ice volume, this area has ice bits that can accomodate a few swings. Imagination may be the primary ingredient in finding amusement here. At least a dozen short lines may be found here. Some may liken it to the Racquet Club area in Vail. Take the Bear Lake Rd in RMNP to its end, find a parking spot, & hike to the far side of the lake, perhaps 10 minutes.There is ice described in the WI2-3 range up to 100 ft in C. Burns' "Colorado Ice Climber'...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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