Bear Lake and Bear's Den Rock Climbing
Finley Helmuth hanging out at the Den.
This is an organizational entry to facilitate route submission and organization of the climbs in the Bear Lake area.
There are a few things very close to the lake. There is also a more interesting mixed area, Bear's Den, located nearby.
Take the Bear Lake Road in RMNP to its end. Park. See the descriptions for the subareas.
Climbing Season For the Bear Lake Trailheads area.
Weather station 8.5 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Bear Lake and Bear's Den
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bear Lake and Bear's Den:
Featured Route For Bear Lake and Bear's Den
Smokey 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
WI5+ M9+ PG13 CO
: CO Ice & Mixed
: ... : Bear's Den
Smokey is a bolted route with two halves split by bolted anchor on a small ledge. The crux is in the first 10m at the 3rd bolt, leaving the shallow dihedral and again at top of second pitch on the slab/ice finish. Typically this is lead in one long 27m pitch to bolted anchor at top of crag. Ice forms on finish most often from March-May....[more] Browse More Classics in CO