Type: Trad, 30 ft
FA: Todd Swain, March 1987
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Shared By: Blitzo on Oct 16, 2006
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Left of "Kodiak", climb a short crack through a bulge into a scoop. Follow fun face to the top.

Protection

Pro to 2".

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Chris D
the couch
Chris D   the couch
If you want to take the "PG" out of leading this route or Ursa Major, you can simply start in the crack on Polar Bears and when that peters out, move into the crack on Ursa Major. The routes are so close you wouldn't even need to extend your gear.

Both worthwhile routes with some thoughtful moves at the grade. The business is all down low. Oct 23, 2011
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
  5.7
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
  5.7
Small cams and/or stoppers protect the thin crack low. Gear at your feet during what is probably the crux move before reaching the horizontals. Eases as you move upwards. Lots of gear options for the anchor anywhere from .75 to 2 1/2". Dec 29, 2013
Fat Dad
Los Angeles, CA
Fat Dad   Los Angeles, CA
Kind of fun but kind of a sandbag as far as the rating. I thought the thin crack down low felt substantially harder than the 5.7 next door, harder even than the 5.9 a couple routes over. Easier if you're taller. May 18, 2015