Bear Den Rock Climbing
|GPS:||44.365, -73.865 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Jim Lawyer on Nov 8, 2012|
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DescriptionThis 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 TherePark 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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