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Hair of the Bear 


Type:  Sport, Mixed, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus: M7 [details]
FA: Rob Griz and Elias Martos
New Route: Yes
Season: Year-round
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Submitted By: Rob Griz on Mar 23, 2011

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Griz up on the face.


This is a great drytool line that starts off a bit tough and finishes sustained but smooth. Getting on the route can prove to be the crux and can depend on snow levels (giving you a platform to stand on) or using a rock 'step' to gain the roof/notch crack. Once on the face, things relax a bit (M6) with thoughful, thin crack climbing to the top anchors. A remedy route sure to clear your head, for that burly bear of a hangover.


You'll almost walk right past this line. About 25m left of the obvious Grotto, look up in the overhang that one would walk under. The obvious notch in the roof is basically a right-facing corner/open book. You will see the first bolt on the left side of the roof 'notch'. A snowy base can help shorter climbers get the killer roof stein. Two ring anchors get you down.


6 bolts, two ring top anchors.

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