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Bear Trap 

YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Kelley Gilleran on Jul 12, 2013

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Ethan on Bear Trap .11a/b. Bear's Lair. Emeralds, ...

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Description 

Bouldery moves. Like v3ish.

Location 

First overhanging line right of Bears Lair 5.9

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By Marek Hajek
From: Reno, NV
Jun 4, 2017
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

This route is no gimme. I got punished by it the first couple of times I lead it. First, I thought it was at least 11d, but then after a few laps, once we knew how to do the difficult and reachy crux, I and the party I was with, agreed that it is around the 11a/b(more b than a) rating. The Bear's Lair offers routes that are definitely of an overhanging, weird side pulls and body positions, climbing style. The route Bear Trap definitely has a pronounced crux at the third bolt. It will feel harder for short people - the crux involves a long reach.
Also, I tightened the nut on the third bolt using my fingers as good as I could. It was almost entirely spun out.

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