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Honey Bear Main Flow 
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Honey Bear Main Flow 


Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus: WI3 [details]
FA: Paul Piana, 1978/79
Season: early winter to early spr
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Jul 18, 2002

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Jan 2012


The main falls of Honey Bear provides a nice climb. This flow is narrow, so really only one line exists up it (with variations). The bottom half is reasonably steep, while the upper section has a lower angle. Descend by hiking off to the left of the climb. This descent is also an option for toproping the flow.


ice screws

Toprope Protection 

There are plenty of trees at the top which can be slung with webbing.

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Peter Gram leading his first ice route back in the...
Peter Gram leading his first ice route back in the...
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By Bob Archbold
Aug 14, 2002

Just for history sake. Paul Piana did the first ascent in about 1978/79. He wrote an article for Climbing Magazine about it in around the same time.

Honey Bear falls of course was named for Honey Bear pool which it flows into. This pool was created by a small dam that was constructed a man that moved herre from Wisconsin named John Raeck. John also called himself the "Vagabond Poet", then later he called himself "Sylvan lake John". John was also the person who create the "Poet's Table" and "Paradise Retreat" A very memorable thing about John was that he had size 14 feet at least for they were huge. At the young age of 82 he could walk most 23 year old into the ground even if they were in good shape, cause he did me.
By Perry Jewett
Jan 27, 2003

Honey Bear and Harney Flow are in and the ice is pretty thick as of 1/19/03.
By Brian Gulbransen
Dec 19, 2005

Anyone know if this is in yet this year? Also, can anyone give directions to the "Hobo peak flow" and "the shaft"?
By mark robert
From: rapid city, south dakota
Dec 17, 2010

Is the ice in yet at harney? if so anyone climb it yet and how thick is it, thanks for your input.