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Bear Lake and Bear's Den

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Bear Lake - immediate vicinity 
Bear's Den 

Bear Lake and Bear's Den Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,400'
Location: 40.31432, -105.64996 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Mar 12, 2014
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Finley Helmuth hanging out at the Den.

Description 

This is an organizational entry to facilitate route submission and organization of the climbs in the Bear Lake area.

There are a few things very close to the lake. There is also a more interesting mixed area, Bear's Den, located nearby.

Getting There 

Take the Bear Lake Road in RMNP to its end. Park. See the descriptions for the subareas.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.5 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bear Lake and Bear's Den

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bear Lake and Bear's Den:
Stem Corner (SKM Corner)   M5     Trad, TR, Mixed, 1 pitch, 86'   Bear's Den
Ole No. 2   M6+     Mixed, 1 pitch   Bear's Den
Furry Thang   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a WI5 M8 PG13     Sport, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 70'   Bear's Den
Spider Nutz   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b M10- PG13     Sport, Mixed, 1 pitch, 60'   Bear's Den
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Featured Route For Bear Lake and Bear's Den
Rock Climbing Photo: Eli on the first half of Smokey.

Smokey 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b WI5+ M9+ PG13  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Bear's Den
Smokey is a bolted route with two halves split by bolted anchor on a small ledge. The crux is in the first 10m at the 3rd bolt, leaving the shallow dihedral and again at top of second pitch on the slab/ice finish. Typically this is lead in one long 27m pitch to bolted anchor at top of crag. Ice forms on finish most often from March-May....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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