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Bear Lake - immediate vicinity Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,500'
Location: 40.31388, -105.65016 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 24, 2006
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This is an organizational entry designed to clarify this Tyndall Gorge section. Hopefully, this will help.

This sub-section of Tyndall Gorge is probably not worth much to the dedicated ice climber. Although there are a handful of climbs here, most are short, obscure, and/or sketchy to lead. Nonetheless, since we can't mix areas & routes, here is a subarea for Bear Lake.

We will have the Bear's Den separately.

There is a mixed area (Bear's Den) nearby developed by Eli Helmuth, et al.

Getting There 

Once in the eastern side of RMNP, drive up the Bear Lake Rd to its end. Occasionally, the road will be closed due to snow clearing activities, but these are typically not long in duration.

Climbing Season

For the Bear Lake Trailheads area.

Weather station 8.5 miles from here

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Bear Lake Ice WI2-3  Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Bear Lake - immediate vicin...
Curious? Close to the road but limited in size & ice volume, this area has ice bits that can accomodate a few swings. Imagination may be the primary ingredient in finding amusement here. At least a dozen short lines may be found here. Some may liken it to the Racquet Club area in Vail. Take the Bear Lake Rd in RMNP to its end, find a parking spot, & hike to the far side of the lake, perhaps 10 minutes.There is ice described in the WI2-3 range up to 100 ft in C. Burns' "Colorado Ice Climber'...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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