2 - Bear Canyon Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Friction Rock, as seen from Chimney Rock.
This area covers climbs located from Kessler's Corner (milepost 8.7) up to Rollinstone
Bear Canyon, due to it's exposure, provides a shady setting among ponderosa pine surprisingly low on the mountain. A number of quality crags are found here including Chimney Rock, which hosts some uber-classic trad pitches, and Friction Rock, home to one of the Catalinas perennial ice climbs, The Stain.
Camping and restrooms are available here as well.
Weather station 3.2 miles from here
274 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',55],['2 Stars',133],['1 Star',69],['Bomb',4]
Classic Climbing Routes in 2 - Bear Canyon
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Randy Cook Lives! 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : Andy Cook Wall
This is the right most climb on the Andy Cook wall, and is listed as a project in Squeezing the Lemmon 2. Alex and I had heard it was an old Ringle project and was likely in the 5.13 range. I had looked at it before and we finally decided to go check it out. We were blown away that not only was the climbing interesting and very good, but that the route wasn't nearly as difficult as we were expecting. I replaced the jengus old hardware with fresh stainless and we feel that this abandoned route is...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
By steven sadler
From: SLC, UT
Dec 5, 2012
I'm seeing some pictures of a lot of snow in this area. Is it too cold to climb here in December?
By 1Eric Rhicard
Dec 5, 2012
Not until next week. Even then you could climb at Chimney Rock if the sun is out. We are having unseasonably warm temps this year. When it gets cold you might have to climb lower on the mountain as Bear canyon is usually colder than most places on the mountain at that elevation.