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Submitted By: Chris Bernick on Dec 11, 2011
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Description 

Between Big ArÍte and Parking Lot areas. Bottom belay from ledge above the trail, or top belay. Plenty of opportunities for slung boulders and/or gear anchors at top. Be cautious of traffic from scenic overlookers while climbing. Dark horizontal band of rotten rock in the middle of the wall.

Getting There 

Hike climbing trail from parking lot to Three Bears Gully. Go left at the bottom of the gully. Look for ledge on the left above the trail right before Parking Lot area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.4 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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