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Bear Hunt 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Martin Penery, Neil Ofstun, Steve Orthel
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Dec 15, 2008

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JP at the slabby crux near the top of Bear Hunt.


A nice slab climb with a tough start, Bear Hunt is a good pitch to get to the moderates on the upper tier like Gift Certificate. Rumbling Bald veterans say at least one key hold has broken off, which could explain why the start feels closer to 5.9 than the original grade of 5.7.

Starting on a ledge above and right of Drivin' and Cryin', pull a hard move or two on the steep face to where you can get in some pro. Continue up the gradually easing face, passing a bolt or two, and finish at a tree ledge below Gift Certificate.

Bear Hunt is often confused with Bear Cub, a bolted line to its left.


Starts about 15' right of Bear Cub. Rap from a slung tree.


Small to medium gear; one or two bolts. Anchor on trees at the upper tier ledge.

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By ziggy
Nov 30, 2009

better than the route to the left of it. it takes nice gear but has some suspect looking rock above the second horizontal for pro. ~3 gear placements if you use the first horizontal that you can reach from the ground, two bolts at the top.
By Pete Spri
Aug 14, 2010

V1 start followed by 5.7 climbing to the top.
By Tom Gallo
Mar 6, 2011

The common start is at a horizontal finger crack and is 5.9 or so. The 5.7 start is 10 ft left and starts with a slab move to a 0.4 camalot. Route has two old bolts.
By Tylerclimb Labelle
From: Huntersville, North Carolina
Feb 10, 2013

It's very run out to the first gear placement. Not counting the one you can reach from the ground. I was a little scetched till I got the first piece in. It's still run out after that but at least they are nice solid bolts.
By Russ Keane
Oct 29, 2016

I liked this. Off the ground it's quite cool, and as noted quite thought-provoking for the leader. Kind of similar to the all-bolted climb to the left, but at least you get to plug some gear.

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