REI Community
Lost Orbit Rock - West Face
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bear Elegance T 
Bear Essence T 
Bear Pause T 
Bear Stroll T 
Bear's Choice T 
Benevolent Bruin T 
Chiller T 
Cruise Control T 
Gravity Kills S 
Henry's M.F. TR 
La Paws T 
Lost my Nut T 
Pablo Cruise TR 
Ursa Major S 

Bear Pause 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Chris Miller and Dave Masuo, 1990
Page Views: 572
Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Sep 2, 2009

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (18)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Bear Pause (5.7), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles

Description 

Start as for Bear Essence, at the squeeze chimney formed by the main wall and the boulder in front. Work up across the first right-slanting crack to a nice ledge/ramp. From here the two climbs part company. Follow this second right-slanting crack through a little exposure and a few nice jams. Finish in the notch above and use the 2 bolt anchor for Ursa Major. Fun lead for the aspiring trad climber and fairly easy for the grade. Rappel to descend.

Protection 

Gear to 3" bolted anchor


Comments on Bear Pause Add Comment
Show which comments
By Ian McG
Aug 6, 2012

Fun climb, but it doesn't really take any gear until you get established in the crack about 3/4 of the way up.
By Howard
From: Costa Mesa, CA
May 19, 2014

There's a bolt to clip with a runner down reasonably low.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About