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Ursus horribilis - 5.8 popular

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3
bolted, chains at anchors
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.75/5
  Rock Quality 3.89/5
  Scenery 4.38/5
  Fun Factor 4.22/5

Description:

3 pitches (4th is short, not worth doing usually). The first pitch is the 'warm-up' and main TR route in the area. Good climb - a few very loose blocks on 2nd pitch so step gingerly! Short 3rd pitch (5.9ish) is usually TR from 2nd belay, or each climber leads and lowers off. Best to have 2 ropes for rap from 2nd anchor, otherwise need 2 raps.

Submitted by: tradclimber2 on 2003-12-08
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Route ID: 45206

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13 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Asheron2 on 2011-06-19 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Good Protection and well bolted

Seconded up this on a night climb, so not much of a view since the moon wasnt out.

Added: 2013-06-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: owenisiceman on 2011-04-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars fun

Super fun onsight. A couple of heady slab sections, one on the first pitch and another on the third.

Added: 2011-04-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Louie_jack6 on 2009-10-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Easy, fun, and nice view.

It's an easy climb, with some fun stuff, and a really nice view. If you were to fall going to the first bolt on the 3rd pitch, you might been in for a little fun, but it's pretty easy to clip that bolt. Other than that, it's good fun, and definitely worth doing. The best part is, since it's right of the road, you can often look down to see cars slowing, or stopped, with it's passengers poking their heads out of the window to see what the hell you're doing 200 ft of the ground. I thought it was pretty silly to see all those people watching.

Added: 2009-10-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: surfmunky on 2009-08-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Stoked

My first free solo. I had climbed this route probably 10 times before but it felt like something completely new... The focus that comes from free soloing is absolutely amazing... And I always thought that it was all just bs that the adrenaline junkies used to make excuses for doing really stupid stuff... But it's true.

Added: 2009-09-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: jcolby1 on 2009-08-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great canyon view

pretty much a straight shot from the parking lot. I don't have much slab climbing experience so I thought the cruxes were pretty thin, especially on the third pitch.

Added: 2009-08-22

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