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Routes in Bear Mountain Slab

Bear Bones T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Dikes To Watch Out For T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Grin and Bear It T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Path of Totality T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Uninvited, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
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Type: Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Grant Simmons, August 2017
Page Views: 158 total · 15/month
Shared By: Grant Simmons on Aug 27, 2017
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

A nice, sustained route up the center of the striking, diamond-shaped slab. While no single move is particularly hard, the climb is constantly engaging and always keeps you guessing.

Pitch 1: Follow the line of bolts up the steepening slab, crossing "Grin and Bear It" halfway up the pitch. 13 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. 5.9, 35m.

Pitch 2: Traverse left from the anchor to gain the arching bolt line. Interesting features and lots of back-and-forth climbing in a great position make for a great pitch. As the angle lessens, move right to a delicate finish. 9 bolts + gear to a 2-bolt anchor. 5.9, 20m.

Descent: Two rappels with a single 70m rope. If climbing on a 60m, you will need to break the second rappel in two by rappelling left to a cluster of trees and then rapping to the ground.

Location

Find the diamond slab by hiking right along the base of the cliff until you are standing beneath it. Scramble back up/left to reach the base of the slab. Path of Totality begins in the center of the face, just left of the start to "Grin and Bear It". Look for 2 bolts that lead to a ledge/very low angle ramp.

Protection

A single .75 camalot for pitch 2. Many draws and slings.

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M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
I bet this route will get a few more people to visit the crag. Aug 29, 2017
Peter Lewis
Bridgton, Maine
Peter Lewis   Bridgton, Maine
I've looked at this cliff for decades. And now I'm going to go! Jan 23, 2018

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