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Routes in Bear Island

Bearly Worth It T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Bern, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
How Loose Is Your Goose T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Kodiak T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
My Goose Is Loose TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Polar Bears in Bondage T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Shardik T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Shardikawoopoopie T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ursa Major T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ursa Minor T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Description [Suggest Change]

This rock lies about 150 yards northwest of the Wonderland trail, just before it joins the larger trail running north-south.
The routes are on decent rock and easily top roped.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Park at Wonderland parking. Head up the Wonderland trail.
For more complete information get "Rock Climbing Joshua Tree West" by Randy Vogel.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bear Island

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 55
Shardik
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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 35
Kodiak
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shardik
 55
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad
Kodiak
 35
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
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Isaac T.
Oceanside, CA
Isaac T.   Oceanside, CA
The guide book states that this is a practically worthless rock, I disagree. It is a good spot to take beginners, good TR anchors at the top, solid rock (except maybe How Loose is your Goose) not to high, and fairly secluded. Once you are done here you can climb @ Mustang Wall or vice versa. Also Bear Island tends to be in the sun while Mustang wall is in the shade. Lots of cool bouldering around the area as well. Dec 8, 2007
Mary Moser
Joshua Tree, CA
Mary Moser   Joshua Tree, CA
I agree that Bear Island is a nice place to go if you are looking to avoid the crowds and enjoy a lot of moderates. As mentioned, it's in the sun most of the day. Mar 6, 2011

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