Elevation: 2,306 ft
GPS: 44.365, -73.865 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jim Lawyer on Nov 8, 2012
Admins: Jim Lawyer, Morgan Patterson

Description

This cliff is located on Whiteface above the Polar Soldier Wall. The bottom section is steep with some cracks and projects, and the upper section kicks back to a face and slab. Up the center is a right-arching chimney recently affected by rockfall.

Try out some of the other routes here, like the 3-pitch bolted route Bear Necessities or the stellar Berry Good.

Getting There

Park at the Whiteface ski center, at the Kids Campus. There is a trailhead here for Bear Den. Follow the Upper Connector trail, then go left at the first intersection, right at the next, left at the next, then right at the next. Go 60 paces and find a cairn in the woods on the left (there's a hard-to-find sling around the base of a beech tree here). Follow the cairns to the Polar Soldier Wall. Walk right along the base of the wall, cross some severe blowdown then go uphill to the base of Bear Den. There are many cairns to follow. About 30-40 minutes if you don't get lost.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bear Den

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Gold
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Bear Necessities
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Berry Good
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Doesn't Remind Me
Trad 2 pitches
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Gold
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Bear Necessities
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Berry Good
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Doesn't Remind Me
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
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