Lose rock leads to solid climbing on fins, cracks and flakes. A ledge lets you rest up before taking on three bolts worth of overhanging crux on big holds.
Just up hill from the start of Cloud Drifter on the east side of the Cloud Buttress.
Bolts. Rap hangers on top.
|Comments on The Great Bear
From: Corvallis, Oregon
Aug 1, 2010
The climb to start on at the Rattlesnake. If you visit this area - CLIMB THIS ROUTE!!!!!
5.10- moves leading to 5.10+/- moves to its crux at the very top - stellar climb. Even to take a few times through the 5.10c/d crux at the very top- 5.10- climbers should get on this climb. Where arabesque and split decision tended to be the "warm-up" climb for the Rattlesnake Crags for at least a decade- this climb should have been.
All of the difficulty of this climb lies in the top 10 moves while all of its fun and quality lies in the bottom portion of 5.10-.