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Bear Mountain Slab 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Eric Zschiesche and Donna Quinn
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Submitted By: Bill Duncan on Jul 7, 2013

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Looking up Slab 1. The route goes up to the left ...

Description 

This is the obvious bolted line on Slab 1.

P1: Scramble up a short gully to a small ledge, and head straight up to a bolt, or begin climbing a crack and dihedral to the right. Continue straight up, placing some natural gear or clipping some bolts to the belay/rap station. This is a different set of anchors from the South Arete. 5.6

P2: Climb up and to the right, into a series of steeper overlapping slabs (crux). Climb through these, placing protection and occasionally clipping a bolt, until you reach the upper face of the slab, where the rock becomes smoother and "slabby". This is a really fun pitch. Continue up to the 2-bolt rap station. 5.7+

Protection 

A small rack up to a #3 or #4 Camalot.


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Looking down the 1st pitch.  Tyler and Katie enjoy...
Looking down the 1st pitch. Tyler and Katie enjoy...
Katie, keeping an eye on Tyler.
Katie, keeping an eye on Tyler.

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By Matt Quinn
Mar 6, 2014

"Bear Mountain Picnic" was put up by Eric Zschiesche and Donna Quinn on lead, so it is a FA also.
Matt Quinn