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YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Judy & Joe Perez, Ben Onachila, May 1994
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Submitted By: John Halupowski on Sep 1, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: At the anchors of Bear 5.9-


Fun climbing straight up the slab just right of the presently heavy lichened Bear Crossing. The 4 bolts above the dike seem a little left of the best holds and the natural line so the clips maybe a little awkward. If you lead the route straight up by the bolts it feels 5.9, if you top-rope it and use the better holds to the right it's 5.8.


The climb starts about 40' right of the approach trail just past a large Oak tree below a right slanting dike that passes through mid route.


8 Bolts. There is a 2 bolt/rings rap anchor.

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By Robert Hall
From: North Conway, NH
Sep 28, 2015
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Glad to see others felt this was a bit harder than the "5.8" given by the current guidebook!
By Gabe13 Flanders
From: Eaton Center, New Hampshire
Jul 13, 2016

On the face, tenuous moves and a bit of space getting to the last bolt.

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