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This route is located in the Muir Valley at The Hideout

Mantle Peace

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Beware the Bear 5.10b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Tim Yates in 2004
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Route is on the right wall of a cool corridor under the Hideout. Follow the path of least resistance up the finely featured face. Great route for those hot days. Don't miss the giant hemlock and watch out for the bear!
Moves: Sidepulls
Descent: Ring anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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3.39 stars (83 votes)
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5.10b (85 votes)

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 18th, 2005


J-Rock said on September 9th, 2004
A bear claw was recently found near the base of this route.
Sco Bro said on November 11th, 2004
It was probably the same native tribe that put up the rope ladder in the back, or maybe that was the bear.
travelinyouth said on March 14th, 2005
diggum said on May 4th, 2005
Awesome route. Get on it now before the texture wears off.
busty said on May 30th, 2005
Don't forget to solo up the via ferrata left of the climb to see the beautiful old tree. Really cool.
Captain Bad Beta said on October 11th, 2005
Stiff route. I found the holds were positive all the way up (like other 10bs) but I didn't find the clipping holds to be bomber like I'm used to. Fun route though.
K-Dawg said on October 12th, 2005
Glad I did this route. I also found the clipping holds, or maybe the stances from those holds to be trickier than I was expecting. As for the route itself, the 10b/c holds are there, just not as plentiful as the view from below might suggest.
merrick said on November 3rd, 2005
this route is good and interesting. you continually grab holds that would be great if your body were in a different position, leading to some very interesting problem solving.
gripster said on April 3rd, 2008
Harder than it looks, kind of pumpy for such a short route
Brentucky said on July 13th, 2008
i thought it was similar to the military 5.9's... hard if you grab the wrong holds but not bad at all if you hit the right ones. a few side pulls and a little footwork and such make the moves about 5.10a. just don't waste your time searching around for a clipping hold above the anchors.
Myke Dronez said on July 15th, 2008
Oh come on Tucky, just be creative.
rdo'c said on September 23rd, 2008
5.10b at most. I really enjoyed this route. Looks like a ladder from below but once on it you quickly realize it takes a little thought and body positioning to make the holds feel as good as they look.
rjackson said on October 22nd, 2008
A nice diversion from the other climbs in the area. Requires some thought.
jswan10 said on March 23rd, 2009
looks easy, but surprising, pumpy, and pinchy, enjoy
Barnacle Ben said on October 26th, 2009
Agree that this one was more of a thinker than it looks like. You really do have to feel around and position yourself for the holds to be good. Having to do all that made for a pumpy climb for something that short. Had a good anchor clipping hold but awkward stance. 10b felt right on.
anticlmber said on October 26th, 2009
bear ass
Wolf said on October 27th, 2009
A cool little climb.
Jumprope said on August 19th, 2011
Fun route, was a little tricky as a beginner two the second bolt. After that its super fun