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Bear's Den

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L to R R to L Alpha
Dingleberry Crack T,TR 
Furry Thang S 
Grizzly T,TR 
Ole No. 2 
Smokey S,TR 
Spider Nutz S 

Bear's Den  

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Elevation: 9,500'
Location: 40.31276, -105.65211 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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This is an organizational entry for this subarea that lies 100m from Bear Lake.

There are multiple high quality mixed lines here. Protection varies from bolts to traditional pro. Some folks don't need much in the way of winter to climb here.

L->R (from the topo):

A. Dingleberry Crack, 11+ M6+ R, 1p, 60', gear.
B. The Ramp, M1-2, gear.

C. Crack 1, M4-5, 1p, gear.
D. Crack 2, M4-5, 1p, gear.
E. Furry Thang, 12- WI5 M8 PG-13, 1p, 70', bolts.
F. Ole #2, M5, 2p, 10m, bolts & gear.
G. ?, TR?
H. Spider Nutz, 12 M10- PG-13, 1p, 60', bolts & gear.
I. Smokey, 12 M9+ PG-13, 1-2p, 90', bolts.
J. Grizzly, 12+ WI5+ M10 PG-13, 1p, 27', bolts, pins, & gear.
K. Stem Corner, M5-6, 1p, gear.

Getting There 

Go to Bear Lake at the end of the Bear Lake Road in RMNP. Park. This area is 100m from the lake towards the inlet side.

Climbing Season

For the Bear Lake Trailheads area.

Weather station 8.7 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Bear's Den
Ryan Bogus on Furry Thang.

Furry Thang 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a WI5 M8 PG13  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Bear's Den
Furry Thang is the furthest bolted route on the left side of the Den, often with a meter diameter dagger at the base to the first bolt with small daggers dispersed above. When dry, getting off the ground is hard, and the route is overall sustained for its distance. Stick clipping is recommended....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Source: Eli Helmuth.
Source: Eli Helmuth.
First-try redpoint on Smokey by Rob....
First-try redpoint on Smokey by Rob....
Mike Caputo and his tools getting a head start on ...
Mike Caputo and his tools getting a head start on ...

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