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Lost Orbit Rock - West Face
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bear Elegance T 
Bear Essence T 
Bear Pause T 
Bear's Choice T 
Benevolent Bruin T 
Chiller T 
Cruise Control T 
Gravity Kills S 
Henry's M.F. TR 
La Paws T 
Lost my Nut T 
Pablo Cruise TR 
Ursa Major S 

Bear Elegance 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Chris Miller and Dave Masuo, 1990
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Sep 2, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Bear Elegance follows the left-leaning crack towar...

Description 

Start on the block just left of Bearís Choice. Follow the discontinuous crack system towards the middle of three small trees. When comfortable, stem/traverse into the upper right-slanting crack (the crux), above the rightmost tree. Mixed face and crack climbing leads to a large belay ledge, same as for Bearís Choice. To descend, either scramble left to the anchor for Ursa Major and rappel, or head over and right, using the south face descent.

Protection 

small nuts to 2" cams, gear anchor


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