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Bear Creek Spire
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North Face 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: unknown
Season: Fall (o/w falcon closure)
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Submitted By: Tony B on Aug 4, 2006

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  • Description 

    Bear Creek Spire also has a North Face route, accessible from the West side of the saddle above BCS and below the East Bone of Dinosaur Rock. Climb up semi-vertical rock to a vertical slot, tending right, then up and right past a few handjams (crux) and to the overhangs above, which can be climbed on the West side of the North Face. The summit is just a few feet up.


    Up and right on the flat North Face of Bear Creek Spire, just west of the BCS/East Bone col.


    Looks like you can get a few pieces of 1.5-2.5" gear near the crux and wider stuff up high. Or solo it.

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    By Dave J
    Aug 4, 2006

    I noticed that Bear Creek Spire does not have any mention of access issues online here. Does that mean the year-round closure mentioned in Rossiter's book is no longer in effect?
    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Aug 4, 2006

    I just got off the phone with Cindy at OSMP, who assured me that the Bear Creek Spire is indeed open, not closed. Presently, the only closures in the Flatirons are for the various caves and Der Zerkle (for Bats) and those are presently scheduled until Sept. 1.

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