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Areas in 2 - Bear Canyon

Agave Spires Area 4 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Andy Cook Wall 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Chessman Area 17 / 41 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 56
Chimney Rock 27 / 4 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 31
Cornerstone 6 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Dr. Death, Littleland and Environs 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Grain Silos 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Green Slabs Area 26 / 9 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 31
Hearthstone 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Insectarium, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Jungle, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Lost Hawk 3 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Nursery, The 5 / 1 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Old Man Stone Face and Hollin Walls 7 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Over The Hill 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Paradox Rock 1 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Peanut Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 30 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 30
Pharaoh 10 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Pumphouse 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Pyramid, The 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Ripple Wall 5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Rock of No Name 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Rollinstone 8 / 10 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Sphinx 8 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Wailing Wall 4 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Weeping Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5

Description [Edit]

This area covers climbs located from Kessler's Corner (milepost 8.7) up to Rollinstone
(milepost 13.3).

Bear Canyon, due to it's exposure, provides a shady setting among ponderosa pine surprisingly low on the mountain. A number of quality crags are found here including Chimney Rock, which hosts some uber-classic trad pitches, and Friction Rock, home to one of the Catalinas perennial ice climbs, The Stain.

Camping and restrooms are available here as well.

Getting There [Edit]

Catalina Highway

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Classic Climbing Routes at 2 - Bear Canyon

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 86
Standard Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 103
George's Buttress
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 37
Here and Gone
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 94
Puppy Chow
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 49
Yurt Monkey
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 99
Stoner's Boner
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 76
Mistaken Identity
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 118
Chihuahua Power
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 54
Dog Daze
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Cripple Creek
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 44
Single Lens Reflex
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 74
Centerpiece
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 42
Crows Nest
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 59
Two Kings And A Pawn
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 3
Marathon Match
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Standard Route Chimney Rock
 86
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
George's Buttress Chimney Rock
 103
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Here and Gone Green Slabs Area > Green Slabs (S Face)
 37
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Puppy Chow Lost Hawk
 94
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Yurt Monkey Green Slabs Area > Green Slabs (S Face)
 49
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Stoner's Boner Chimney Rock
 99
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Mistaken Identity Chimney Rock
 76
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Chihuahua Power Lost Hawk
 118
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dog Daze Lost Hawk
 54
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Cripple Creek Pharaoh
 27
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Single Lens Reflex Chimney Rock
 44
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Centerpiece Chimney Rock
 74
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Crows Nest Chimney Rock
 42
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Two Kings And A Pawn Chessman Area > 4 - Queen
 59
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Marathon Match Chessman Area > 1 - Pawn & Chessapeak
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport 2 pitches
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steven sadler
SLC, UT
steven sadler   SLC, UT
I'm seeing some pictures of a lot of snow in this area. Is it too cold to climb here in December? Dec 5, 2012
Not until next week. Even then you could climb at Chimney Rock if the sun is out. We are having unseasonably warm temps this year. When it gets cold you might have to climb lower on the mountain as Bear canyon is usually colder than most places on the mountain at that elevation. Dec 5, 2012

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