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Bear Rocks 


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Elevation: 9,000'
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Submitted By: Trevor Bowman on Apr 12, 2009
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Description 

This sprawling outcrop sits atop a ridgeline and is prominent from Highway 14. It is labeled on the USGS 7.5 minute quad. It is the largest of the “pinnacles” areas, and offers a half dozen elegant spires.


Getting There 

From Dayton (at the base of the eastern side of the mountains), follow Highway 14 for 52 miles to the Owen Creek Road on the right (5 miles after passing Burgess Junction). Follow this graded dirt road (four-wheel drive necessary) for about 1.5 miles. Turn right onto the Forest Service Road 220, which steeply ascends an open ridge and then descends the backside of the ridge. Park at the bottom of this descent, where the road levels out and an old jeep road branches off to the right.

From the pullout, hike about ˝ mile cross-country through the open sagebrush meadows toward the Bear Rocks. Hiking time is approximately 15 minutes from your car.


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Featured Route For Bear Rocks
On top of the Honey Bear on the FA. The route follows the rope, which can be seen if you enlarge the photo.

Honey Bear 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13  WY : Highway 14 Pinnacles : Bear Rocks
A nice, tear-shaped tower that is entirely free-standing, but separated by only a tight corridor from the adjacent formation. This is the best route in the Bear Rocks, offering relatively safe climbing on decent stone. Start on the left rib with crux moves off the ground. Clip the marginal drilled pin (soft rock), move right to a bolt, and then up the headwall past another bolt to anchors below the summit block. Carefully attain the summit and then downclimb back to the anchors. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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