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Bear's Den

Routes Sorted
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, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Mar 12, 2014
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Description 

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



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]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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:
Stem Corner (SKM Corner)   M5     Trad, TR, Mixed, 1 pitch, 86'   
Ole No. 2   M6+     Mixed, 1 pitch   
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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Rock Climbing Photo: Eli on the first half of Smokey.

Smokey 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b WI5+ M9+ PG13  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Bear's Den
Smokey is a bolted route with two halves split by bolted anchor on a small ledge. The crux is in the first 10m at the 3rd bolt, leaving the shallow dihedral and again at top of second pitch on the slab/ice finish. Typically this is lead in one long 27m pitch to bolted anchor at top of crag. Ice forms on finish most often from March-May....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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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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