Upper ice above Smokey and SKM corner. Nice for th...
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.
, 12 M9+ PG-13, 1-2p, 90', bolts.
, 12+ WI5+ M10 PG-13, 1p, 27', bolts, pins, & gear.
K. Stem Corner
, M5-6, 1p, 86', TR or gear.
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
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bear's Den:
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'
Featured Route For Bear's Den
Smokey 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
WI5+ M9+ PG13 Colorado
: 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 Colorado