Elevation: 5,000 ft
GPS: 32.37349, -110.69243
Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 435,324 total · 2,846/month
Shared By: James DeRoussel on Jul 11, 2010
Admins: adrian montano, Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman

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

355 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: 2 - Bear Canyon Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at 2 - Bear Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 128
Standard Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 131
George's Buttress
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 48
Here and Gone
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 136
Puppy Chow
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 61
Yurt Monkey
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 125
Stoner's Boner
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 99
Mistaken Identity
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 168
Chihuahua Power
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 75
Dog Daze
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 99
Centerpiece
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 35
Cripple Creek
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 54
Single Lens Reflex
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 51
Crows Nest
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 86
Two Kings And A Pawn
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 33
Heelium
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Standard Route Chimney Rock
 128
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
George's Buttress Chimney Rock
 131
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Here and Gone Green Slabs Area > Green Slabs (S Face)
 48
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Puppy Chow Lost Hawk
 136
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Yurt Monkey Green Slabs Area > Green Slabs (S Face)
 61
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Stoner's Boner Chimney Rock
 125
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Mistaken Identity Chimney Rock
 99
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Chihuahua Power Lost Hawk
 168
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dog Daze Lost Hawk
 75
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Centerpiece Chimney Rock
 99
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cripple Creek Pharaoh
 35
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Single Lens Reflex Chimney Rock
 54
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Crows Nest Chimney Rock
 51
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Two Kings And A Pawn Chessman Area > 4 - Queen
 86
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Heelium Chessman Area > 5 - Bishop
 33
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
More Classic Climbs in 2 - Bear Canyon »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos