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Bear Claw 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Colin Cox
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Submitted By: J. Thompson on Apr 27, 2009

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Mr.P getting off of Bear Claw.

Description 

Look for the "bear claw" pockets near the start of the route.Climb up and left through the crux to a good rest. Then climb right aiming for the vertical "flues" that make for interesting stemming. rach another good rest then head back left and climb to the top. The physical crux is in the first 15ft... the mental much higher.
You can escape on a ledge to the right 3/4 of the way up the route.

The descent is a down climb off the back side or you could always jump! It would be a hell of a jump though!

Location 

Mid way up canyon on the right hand(going upstream) wall.

Protection 

This is a deep water solo.


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Quincy Conway going huge after sending a Winslow c...
Mr.P on Bear Claw  photo by Jarred Cleerdin
Mr.P on Bear Claw photo by Jarred Cleerdin
High on Bear claw.
High on Bear claw.
Dustin on the proper finish to Bear Claw.
Dustin on the proper finish to Bear Claw.
The start is down(duh!) and to the left of the cli...
The start is down(duh!) and to the left of the cli...

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By Garrett Wardlow
From: Huntington Beach, CA
Sep 14, 2014
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

This is a great climb. Once you pass the 1/2 way mark falling/slipping is no longer an option because its not very clean. You could always jump off though. A raft or boat that you can stand on is definitely needed to reach the first pocket.