Type: Sport
FA: First Recorded Free Ascent: Andrew Mariman 2021
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Shared By: Winston Mueller on Oct 16, 2019 · Updates
Admins: Winston Mueller, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball

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Huggy Bears climbs the large protruding/fractured column to the left of the Iron Man crack.  Originally a top rope variation to the classic trad line Iron Man, sometime in 2021 this route was retro bolted and is now a safe, modern sport lead. 

This single pitch starts off with some stemming and hugging of the column to a stance at the first bolt before an awkward hug/smear to a small ledge where the second bolt is within reach.  Some more stemming/hugging and a reachy move lead into a mantle atop the fractured section of the column.  From here the third bolt is reachable and the fun begins.  Big moves and delicate feet allow for a spooky/insecure move over a bulge and onto the fourth bolt and the slab above.  A tricky finger crack and some edges lead past a fifth bolt to another mantle onto the shelf where the two bolt anchor can be seen.  (Note: Anchors cannot be seen from the slab but will be easily located once pulling over the shelf.)

Originally given a 5.8 grade on TR this climb has seen only a few lead ascents since its bolting and has a current 5.10 consensus grade. (June 2021)

(Use a 240cm sling to extend anchor over the ledge and reduce rope drag for TR)

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5 quickdraws and anchor materials.

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Listed as route 6.) on the wall photo.