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Bear Lake Monster - 5.10b

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Hike along the cliff base past the cave to the obvious, most beautiful line in the range - a 40 (?) meter dihedral that begins in rotten-looking but solid rock. You'll find no feet in the center section, so dig out the dirt and lie back. Wrap webbing around a couple trees above to belay (remember the 90-degree rule!). There's a bolt (or maybe a pair) for rappelling or top roping 60' further along, but the route didn't look doable. FA (judging by rocks that we broke): Shaun and Antone Roundy circa 1999.

Submitted by: 727 on 2004-03-05
Views: 747
Route ID: 49665

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: alexpete on 2011-08-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars David and Alex

This route is on the second buttress. The first buttress has the "eye" of the monster (very distinctive fallen rock creating a natural arch). The climb is a clean sweeping crack on the left side of the second buttress. Best to park at the "S" curve for a quick approach (15min) to the base of the route. Route still a bit dirty, had a brick break off while I was working the overhang! But it is a hoot and an arm pump. I'm rating it an "R" b/c your rope has to cross some sharp edges at the beginning and it still has loose holds and pockets. Solid belays on top with trees and rocks, easy walk off descent b/n the buttresses.

Added: 2011-08-11