Elevation: 8,581 ft
GPS: 40.41, -105.547 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Charles Vernon on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Season raptor closures Details

Description

West of all the Books, an intruiging combination of good beginner routes, odd-looking overhangs, and enjoyable bolted slabs. Do La Chaim (5.7), Good Timing (5.10a), and Fat-Bottomed Groove (5.10d R) for a taste of all three.

Descent: you can walk off nearly nearly every climb after two pitches. Routes west of the landmark, giant Batrachian Dihedral intersect a convenient ledge. East of the dihedral, the "walk off" is quite confusing--wander over to the right (east) when things get lower-angle and easy, and look for a way off--the best way is counterintuitively higher than it appears, though it is easy enough to do a short rappel from most points lower than that. If summitting (usually 4-5 pitches), rappel from slings to the north and hike around east to the base.

Getting There

Go on the west trail from the new parking lot towards the old Twin Owls trailhead ~0.6 miles. Follow signs west from the old Twin Owls trailhead along the flatter/lower Black Canyon Trail. Continue past the trail to the Book. There is a sign marking the trail to the Pear. This is just West of the Bookend. ~45-55 minutes to approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Pear

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X
 9
Gina's Surprise
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 37
La Chaim
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 192
Magical Chrome Plated Semi-Autom…
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Right Dihedral
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Jam on It
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Good Timing
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b X
 3
Heavenly Journey
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gina's Surprise
 9
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X Trad
La Chaim
 37
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 2 pitches
Magical Chrome Plated Semi-…
 192
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
Right Dihedral
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Jam on It
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Good Timing
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Heavenly Journey
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b X Trad 2 pitches
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