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Bear's Den

Routes Sorted
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 
Stem Corner (SKM Corner) T,TR 

Bear's Den Rock Climbing 

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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, 86', TR or 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

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Eli and Ryan Bogus checking out Grizzly.

Grizzly 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b WI5+ M10 R  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Bear's Den
Grizzly is the furthest right bolted route currently at the Den.Climb past three bolts (crux) to pin and cam protected climbing to the final three bolts that go through the top bulge and past the often ice covered slab....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Source: Eli Helmuth.
Source: Eli Helmuth.
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First-try redpoint on Smokey by Rob....
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