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Elevation: 5,000 ft 1,524 m
GPS: 32.37349, -110.69243
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Shared By: James DeRoussel on Jul 11, 2010
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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at 2 - Bear Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0- 4-
 8
Aretey Done
Boulder
V8 7B
 8
Baby Momma Mosh Pit
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 137
Standard Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 134
George's Buttress
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 147
Puppy Chow
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 131
Stoner's Boner
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 104
Mistaken Identity
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 187
Chihuahua Power
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 106
Centerpiece
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 37
Cripple Creek
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 58
Single Lens Reflex
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 55
Crows Nest
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 96
Two Kings And A Pawn
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 6
Marathon Match
Sport 2 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
Serfs up
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Aretey Done Peanut Boulders > Square Top Boulder
 8
V0- 4- Boulder
Baby Momma Mosh Pit Cashew Boulders > Cashew Boulder
 8
V8 7B Boulder
Standard Route Chimney Rock
 137
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
George's Buttress Chimney Rock
 134
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Puppy Chow Lost Hawk
 147
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Stoner's Boner Chimney Rock
 131
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Mistaken Identity Chimney Rock
 104
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Chihuahua Power Lost Hawk
 187
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Centerpiece Chimney Rock
 106
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cripple Creek Pharaoh
 37
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Single Lens Reflex Chimney Rock
 58
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Crows Nest Chimney Rock
 55
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Two Kings And A Pawn Chessman Area > 4 - Queen
 96
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Marathon Match Chessman Area > 1 - Pawn & Chessapeak
 6
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport 2 pitches
Serfs up Chessman Area > 2 - King
 12
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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