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This sprawling outcrop sits atop a ridgeline and is prominent from Highway 14. It is labeled on the USGS 7.5 minute quad. It is the largest of the “pinnacles” areas, and offers a half dozen elegant spires.
From Dayton (at the base of the eastern side of the mountains), follow Highway 14 for 52 miles to the Owen Creek Road on the right (5 miles after passing Burgess Junction). Follow this graded dirt road (four-wheel drive necessary) for about 1.5 miles. Turn right onto the Forest Service Road 220, which steeply ascends an open ridge and then descends the backside of the ridge. Park at the bottom of this descent, where the road levels out and an old jeep road branches off to the right.
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Ursus Major 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13 WY : Highway 14 Pinnacles : Bear Rocks
The showpiece pinnacle of the Bear Rocks, this 80’ freestanding spire is readily visible from Highway 14. Start on the uphill side, where a faint trail runs adjacent to the base. Boulder up an arete diagonal cracks and a bulge; from the sloping ledge surmount the crux crack through the upper bulge and into easier terrain to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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