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The Bear
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Bear Arete, The S 
Bear Crack, The T 
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Bear Fingers T 
Bear's Choice S 
Beast of Burden S 
Beast, The T 
Black Hole Sun S 
Body Snatcher 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 
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 
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Lower Arete 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Karl Guthrie and Joe Schwartz
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Submitted By: Brian Quiter on Apr 30, 2004

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Description 

Located just left of the Mark's Moderate chimney/crack in the center of the Bear, this arete has some really fun moves with big holds on steep rock. After the third bolt, the climb moves onto the crystal-filled face to the left of the arete. Don't know why it doesn't have a name, but it deserves one.


Protection 

Four bolts lead to a two bolt anchor with chains. A little sling is nice for the first bolt.



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By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Nov 15, 2009
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Bring a 2 foot draw for the first bolt or expect your rope to get chewed on. Nice route.

By Dan Austin
From: San Francisco, CA
Sep 8, 2013

Very fun climb, definitely deserves a name and hopefully is not overlooked for the lack of one! And yeah, an extendable on the first bolt is a pro tip.

By Pat H
From: Berkeley, CA
Apr 13, 2014

In Jim Thornburg's Bay Area Rock this is called "3-Star Arete". The guidebook also shows five bolts before the anchors, but MP is correct--there are only four. Fun climb!