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This cave is a great winter spot its south-facing wall is located a couple hundred feet above CO Highway 74 (Bear Creek Rd.) just about a mile from the town of Morrison. There is only one route up there, but perhaps more could go in. The rock is amazing down low and deteriorates up high but still climbs well and really give a little sense of adventure.
Travel west through the town of Morrison on Highway 8 and at the end of town merge onto CO Highway 74 still heading west (CO Highway 74 is Bear Creek Rd.) Travel 1.1 mile from the intersection of CO 8 and CO 74. The road will make a rounded "s" bend and park on your left at a little pullout on the shoulder. The is a little, steel bridge over the river on your left that makes a good landmark. From there, the cave is on the North side of the road a couple hundred feet up. It's barely visible, but it's there. Watch out for loose rocks on the hike up, because you can trundle them into the road.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Bear Creek Cave:
Shere Khan 5.12d PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 75 feet
Featured Route For The Bear Creek Cave
Shere Khan 5.12d PG13 CO : Morrison/Evergreen : The Bear Creek Cave
Climb out the super steep cave trending right. Bouldery and steep... not a traditional "gear" climb. Blocky and foreboding. Gear is hard to get but solid. The are no bolts on this climb and no anchors, rather it is a walk off from the top. After mid height on the climb, the rock goes to shit so be careful, luckily the climbing at the end is no harder than 5.10. This climb is not ultra classic; however, it's unique and rather wild. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO