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Bear's Den

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L to R R to L Alpha
Dingleberry Crack T,TR 
Furry Thang S 
Grizzly T,TR 
Ole No. 2 
Smokey S,TR 
Spider Nutz S 
Stem Corner (SKM Corner) T,TR 

Bear's Den Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,500'
Location: 40.31276, -105.65211 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Mar 12, 2014
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This is an organizational entry for this subarea that lies 200m from Bear Lake.

There are multiple high quality mixed lines here. Protection varies from bolts to traditional pro. Some folks don't need much in the way of winter to climb here.

L->R (from the topo):

A. Dingleberry Crack, 11+ M6+ R, 1p, 60', gear.
B. The Ramp, M1-2, gear.

C. Crack 1, M4-5, 1p, gear.
D. Crack 2, M4-5, 1p, gear.
E. Furry Thang, 12- WI5 M8 PG-13, 1p, 70', bolts.
F. Ole #2, M5, 2p, 10m, bolts & gear.
G. ?, TR?
H. Spider Nutz, 12 M10- PG-13, 1p, 60', bolts & gear.
I. Smokey, 12 M9+ PG-13, 1-2p, 90', bolts.
J. Grizzly, 12+ WI5+ M10 PG-13, 1p, 27', bolts, pins, & gear.
K. Stem Corner, M5-6, 1p, 86', TR or gear.

Getting There 

Go to Bear Lake at the end of the Bear Lake Road in RMNP. Park. This area is 200m from the lake towards the inlet side. "The trail is pretty solid these days with all the traffic, and it steps over the wooden fence on the south side of the inlet creek then stays climber's left above the creek for the remainder."

Climbing Season

For the Bear Lake Trailheads area.

Weather station 8.7 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bear's Den

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bear's Den:
Ole No. 2   M6+     Mixed, 1 pitch   
Stem Corner (SKM Corner)   M5     Trad, TR, Mixed, 1 pitch, 86'   
Furry Thang   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a WI5 M8 PG13     Sport, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 70'   
Spider Nutz   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b M10- PG13     Sport, Mixed, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Bear's Den
Rock Climbing Photo: Eli and Ryan Bogus checking out Grizzly.

Grizzly 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b WI5+ M10 R  Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Bear's Den
Grizzly is the furthest right bolted route currently at the Den.Climb past three bolts (crux) to pin and cam protected climbing to the final three bolts that go through the top bulge and past the often ice covered slab....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Finley Helmuth hanging out at the Den.
Finley Helmuth hanging out at the Den.
Rock Climbing Photo: Source: Eli Helmuth.
Source: Eli Helmuth.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Caputo and his tools getting a head start on ...
Mike Caputo and his tools getting a head start on ...
Rock Climbing Photo: First-try redpoint on Smokey by Rob....
First-try redpoint on Smokey by Rob....

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