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.
Four bolts lead to a two bolt anchor with chains. A little sling is nice for the first bolt.
|By J. Albers|
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!