Elevation: 5,000 ft
GPS: 32.373, -110.692 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: James DeRoussel on Jul 11, 2010
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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

330 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
 107
Standard Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 114
George's Buttress
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 41
Here and Gone
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 117
Puppy Chow
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 55
Yurt Monkey
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 110
Stoner's Boner
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 89
Mistaken Identity
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 147
Chihuahua Power
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 62
Dog Daze
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 82
Centerpiece
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 32
Cripple Creek
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 47
Single Lens Reflex
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 46
Crows Nest
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 71
Two Kings And A Pawn
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 27
Heelium
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Standard Route Chimney Rock
 107
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
George's Buttress Chimney Rock
 114
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Here and Gone Green Slabs Area > Green Slabs (S Face)
 41
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Puppy Chow Lost Hawk
 117
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Yurt Monkey Green Slabs Area > Green Slabs (S Face)
 55
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Stoner's Boner Chimney Rock
 110
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Mistaken Identity Chimney Rock
 89
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Chihuahua Power Lost Hawk
 147
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dog Daze Lost Hawk
 62
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Centerpiece Chimney Rock
 82
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cripple Creek Pharaoh
 32
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Single Lens Reflex Chimney Rock
 47
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Crows Nest Chimney Rock
 46
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Two Kings And A Pawn Chessman Area > 4 - Queen
 71
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Heelium Chessman Area > 5 - Bishop
 27
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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