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Bear Mountain Slab 

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

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Eric Zschiesche and Donna Quinn
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Submitted By: Bill Duncan on Jul 7, 2013

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Looking down the 1st pitch. Tyler and Katie enjoy...


This is the obvious bolted line on Slab 1.

P1: scramble up a short gully to a small ledge, and head straight up to a bolt, or begin climbing a crack and dihedral to the right. Continue straight up, placing some natural gear or clipping some bolts to the belay/rap station. This is a different set of anchors from the South Arete, 5.6.

P2: climb up and to the right, into a series of steeper overlapping slabs (crux). Climb through these, placing protection and occasionally clipping a bolt, until you reach the upper face of the slab, where the rock becomes smoother and "slabby". This is a really fun pitch. Continue up to the 2-bolt rap station, 5.7+.


A small rack up to a #3 or #4 Camalot.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Katie, keeping an eye on Tyler.
Katie, keeping an eye on Tyler.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up Slab 1.  The route goes up to the left ...
Looking up Slab 1. The route goes up to the left ...

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By Matt Quinn
Mar 6, 2014

"Bear Mountain Picnic" was put up by Eric Zschiesche and Donna Quinn on lead, so it is a FA also.
Matt Quinn
By Audrey Wheeler
Jul 5, 2017

P1: 5.7 sport climb, 6-7 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor, a tad runout.

P2: lots of bolts around, but some are unclear whether they're part of the route. Some trad gear was useful for pulling the small overhang. You need a rope longer than 70m! We got stuck about 5 feet above the first anchor and had to improvise to reach it. A 70m rope does reach the ground from the first anchor.

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