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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 8 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Over The Hill 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
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
Elevation: 5,000 ft
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Description

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

Catalina Highway

305 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at 2 - Bear Canyon

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 87
Standard Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 104
George's Buttress
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 39
Here and Gone
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 96
Puppy Chow
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
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
 122
Chihuahua Power
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 54
Dog Daze
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 74
Centerpiece
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Cripple Creek
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 44
Single Lens Reflex
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 42
Crows Nest
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a/b 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
 87
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
George's Buttress Chimney Rock
 104
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Here and Gone Green Slabs Area > Green Slabs (S Face)
 39
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Puppy Chow Lost Hawk
 96
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Yurt Monkey Green Slabs Area > Green Slabs (S Face)
 51
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
 122
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dog Daze Lost Hawk
 54
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Centerpiece Chimney Rock
 74
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cripple Creek Pharaoh
 27
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Single Lens Reflex Chimney Rock
 44
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 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
5.11a/b 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
1Eric Rhicard
Tucson
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
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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