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Papa Bear 

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

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: EricD on Feb 16, 2008
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This route is pretty straightforward until you get to the roof. Then it's a hand jam and a long reach to a jug in the middle of two cracks. Some fancy footwork (a toe jam and a heel hook) will get you to the top. The guidebook rates this as a 5.9, which is way off. Count on something harder.


This route begins on the left-most of the three cracks that are Papa, Mama, and Baby (left to right, respectively).


top rope

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The roof
The roof
Pulling hard.
Pulling hard.
The obvious roof with a splitter through it.
BETA PHOTO: The obvious roof with a splitter through it.
The roof
The roof
Crux Move on Papa Bear
Crux Move on Papa Bear
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By outdooreric
From: Lyons, CO
Oct 18, 2008

If you can do a pull up, this one is not too bad. Probably a bit sandbagged at 5.9, but there is a huge jug past the lip that you can cut your feet loose and swing from. Its probably 5.8 just getting to the roof, then power moves after it.

By Rob Lilley
From: Greensboro, NC
Aug 15, 2012

Is this leadable on trad gear? It's listed as a TR but it looks feasible, if a little spicy lower down?