Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Lee Hanshe
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Shared By: lee hansche on Apr 10, 2016
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Years ago I came very close to bolting a line on the face where Ward eventually added Arctic Circle. I wanted to climb up the vertical face and right through the roof above. Unfortunately the face below the roof was too soft and the crimps crumbled beneath my feet and I aborted the project. Flash forward, Ward adds Arctic Circle a bit left of my intended start but circumvented the roof with a travers back left at the top. So Bering Strait is a 2 bolt variation that let me bust through the tough boulder problem roof and it felt great to finish my saga.

Climb sequential crimps past the first 3 bolts on Arctic. Head up toward the roof below the 2 wave bolts. A few funky moves and some trickery gain a good rest then be ready for things to get real. Slopey underclings help you clip (pre-placed draw will be helpful for shorties). Small crimps, a few powerful moves, a seriously high foot and a reach to the ledge gets it done. Only 10 feet of independent climbing but you will get your monies worth.


This is a variation finish to Arctic Circle. It climbs straight out the imposing roof where that route circles back to the left.


5 bolts to anchor