Elevation: 5,634 ft
GPS: 45.605, -110.916 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Matt Wenger on May 8, 2020
Admins: GRK, Zach Wahrer

Description

This is the most frequently visited part of Bear Canyon. A short approach, comfortably spaced bolts, good rock quality, soft grades, and the pleasant babbling creek below you make this a very enjoyable location. However, it can get very busy and crowded up here on evenings/weekends due to all of these factors. Most cliffs and routes are west facing.

Getting There

Hike up the two track trail past the gate for about 10 minutes. The Bear Canyon ski hill on your right is private land. After a camp spot with lots of stacked rocks, look for a small trail on your left. Cross the creek on a large log and you should be right near the climbs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Bear Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 31
Moray in the Hole
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 66
Skin Diver
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 67
Robin
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 55
Sea Bucket
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 35
Under the Tree
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
It's Rice Jim (but not as we kno…
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 25
Martian Titties
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 67
Under the Sea
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 37
Coral Crimper
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Executive Decision
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
Snorkeling in the Sink
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 36
Left Prow
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
Twilight Chainsaw
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 103
Ignition
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 18
Super Jesus
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Moray in the Hole Under The Sea Wall
 31
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Skin Diver Under The Sea Wall
 66
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Robin Batman & Robin Slab
 67
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sea Bucket Under The Sea Wall
 55
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Under the Tree Under The Sea Wall
 35
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
It's Rice Jim (but not as w… Under The Sea Wall
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Martian Titties Boundary Line Fin
 25
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Under the Sea Under The Sea Wall
 67
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Coral Crimper Under The Sea Wall
 37
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Executive Decision Boundary Line Fin
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Snorkeling in the Sink Under The Sea Wall
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Left Prow Batman & Robin Slab
 36
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Twilight Chainsaw Boundary Line Fin
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ignition Prow
 103
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Super Jesus Upper Prow
 18
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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