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YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Alek Tkach, Circa 2001
Season: Spring-Fall
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Submitted By: Ty Morrison-Heath on Mar 25, 2011  with updates from Kirkwood Donavin

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Lena pulling one of the crux moves on Ignition (5....


Pull pockets up the the slightly overhanging face on the backside of the main formation at Bear Canyon. Great climb for the grade! Probably the best climb of the area.


Just to the right of the large prow on the smooth face litered with small pockets. Usually in the shade.


Sport climbing with a funky clip into anchor at the top. 5 bolts.

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Rock Climbing Photo: This may be the best route in Bear Canyon
This may be the best route in Bear Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Ignition Topo with approx bolt locations marked.  ...
BETA PHOTO: Ignition Topo with approx bolt locations marked. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lena at the second clip of Ignition.
Lena at the second clip of Ignition.

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By Kirkwood Donavin
From: Montana
Jun 12, 2017
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Left cold shut anchor is a bit loose. I can rotate it around. The attaching bolt seems secure, though.
By grk10vq
Aug 20, 2012

A fun, albeit blank .11d/.12a variation to this route breaks right after the fourth bolt to the right anchor. Palm and match the one remaining feature - work the feet!
By Matthew Abbott
Nov 13, 2013

I went to the right side anchor and it felt a bit harder than 11a. Fun climb!
By Kevin Macartney
From: Laramie, WY
Nov 13, 2013
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Matt, the line direct finish to ignition is a 5.12a called 'tree hugger'
By B-Mkll Mackall
From: Bozeman, MT
May 8, 2014

Actually a really good first 5.11 lead for someone looking to break into the grade. No real stopper moves, just great flow and consistency the whole way up.

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