Altitude 1599m a.s.l
warming up at the Bear Spirit crag © Ramon Marin
This is a great place to go early season, and one of those crags that you wonder how the heck it was found. Really fun climbing, some good curtains form later on in the season. Most mixed routes have kept their original content, indicative of it being pretty solid, kind of like Haffner without the crowds. Mostly a mixed climbing crag but with usually two ice lines formed that some groups top rope endlessly.
Take the 1A Highway and within about 200m of the 1A, go right into the pullout, just before the road turns left. There will be a locked gate. Walk up the gated road for about 500m, then look left and you will notice a trail going into the trees. This will take you to the creek. The trail should be fairly well tracked and it heads up the left side of the creek, mostly on the banks. About 20mins up, you will pass a big boulder on your left, only about 20mins to the uphill. You will be going up and down the bank a few times, when you cross a scree/gravel slope with water running into the creek (from uphill), you are only a few minutes from the uphill. After the wet scree/gravel you will walk up into the bank, under and into some big trees and if you look up, you will notice a scrappy crag to your left, this is where the trail goes uphill. This part of the trail is well worn, about 5 - 10mins to the ICE STEP, and if it is not in, climb the rope. From here its about 10mins uphill, you really cannot miss it from here.
|There are no comments from visitors to this crag.|
Moderators Updates to this page are checked by a UKC volunteer Rob Gibson