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Loaded for Bear

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Bear's Den

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Bear Belly 5.12b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Jason Forrester in 2010
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Next route to the right. Starts on the big flake and ramp feature. Climb up to a hard slab crux then save some for the pumpy pockets at the end.
Moves: unknown
Descent: unknown
Stays Dry:
Owner: Private

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5.12b (11 votes)

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Submitted by: Raiden
Date: Dec 8th, 2020


SCIN said on December 14th, 2012
Great line, great name. Height dependent belly pulling crux.
kafish2 said on December 14th, 2012
Probably the best line on the wall, who ever bolted this line was a visionary. It is a shame that the FA gave it such an unfortunate name.
der uber said on December 14th, 2012
The fist crux is really cool with unusual movement and then there's more business right before the chains. The person who equipped this was indeed a visionary and selfless enough to put this line up so one of the local hardmen could quickly dispatch it.
kafish2 said on December 14th, 2012
Said hardman, if I remember correctly, did contribute the best feature of this little crag. He made a great little chair out of the trundled blocks. Good work on flashing this beast of a climb and then making chairs for weaklings like me to retire to. Watching the show, right where I belong.
dustonian said on December 14th, 2012
LOL! I wish the "Mike's Crag" rocks were still there...
Andrew said on March 17th, 2013
Amazing route. Awesome movement.
Power2U said on April 22nd, 2013
Very cool! Unusual crux. Stays shady all day :-)
pumpout2004 said on April 13th, 2015
Rx2Climb said on May 9th, 2021
Soo Good. Perfect directional pockets on perfect rock. This wall needs more love!!!
Raiden said on October 18th, 2021
Seems like some people are edging out left at the "hard slab crux" to avoid the move - bummer. This method is quite a bit easier. It also potentially ends with grabbing the huge death flake, although there are solid holds behind it that could be used.