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L to R R to L Alpha
Bear Arete, The S 
Bear Crack, The T 
Bear Cub Crack T 
Bear Fingers T 
Bear's Choice S 
Beast of Burden S 
Beast, The T 
Black Hole Sun S 
Body Snatcher S 
Brazin S 
Grigio S 
Jason and the Argonauts S,TR 
Jekyll and Hyde S 
Just Bearly T 
Kidnapped S 
Kill Uncle S,TR 
Kodiak S 
Lower Arete S,TR 
Mark's Moderate T,S 
Napa Valley Party Service S 
Old And In The Way S 
Old Ghost S 
Polar Bear Spire S 
Rampage S 
Silverado Squatters S 
Smash n Grab S 
Stone Free S 
Swallow My Pride S 
Theodore Roosevelt S,TR 
Treasure Island S 
Uncle Tom S 
Ursa Major T 
Ursa Minor, aka: Guillotine Crack T 
Wayne's World S 


YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Mark Howe
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Submitted By: Dodrill on Dec 31, 2009

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This is the four bolt (brown hangers) direct start to the Bear Arete. Climb steep seams to a ledge. Lower off chains at base of Bear Arete, or continue up that pitch (you may want to skip the fourth bolt to reduce rope drag).


Start just right of Stone Free and left of Smash-n-Grab at the right edge of the lower cliff.


Four bolts to chains

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By JustBrit
From: Oakland, CA
Jul 26, 2013

I thought it was a good route, but pretty tough for the grade. Felt more in the .11+ range?!?!?!?

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