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Ursa Major 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Chris Miller & Pete Paredes, August 2003
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Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 22, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Ursa Major (5.10c), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles


Tenuous and thin slab moves past the first bolt start things off, but the difficulty quickly eases at the second bolt. Higher move past a small ledge and head up and right to finish up steep slab with interesting movement.


Center of the west face, between Benevolent Bruin on the left and La Paws on the right.


4 bolts, ring anchors

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 2, 2009

Awesome climb and really freakin' hard at the start. Fun crimpy/slab climbing all the way!
By C Miller
From: CA
Jun 7, 2015

Three chipped holds have appeared at the start of this route sometime in the last year or two. Despite the chipper's handiwork the holds are easily avoided and, of course, not needed or wanted.

Rock Climbing Photo: Chipped holds on Ursa Major, Holcomb Valley Pinnac...
Chipped holds on Ursa Major, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
By Brandt Allen
From: Joshua Tree, Cal
Jun 7, 2015

I remember seeing these last summer and thinking the same thing. Makes no sense at all.
By Alex Fletcher
From: San Clemente, CA
Sep 13, 2016
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Very disappointing seeing these chips. So sad that someone thought permanently destroying something was the best way to do anything. Otherwise it actually is a pretty fun route.

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