Bear Canyon

Last Candition: July 5, 2020

4.0

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 5, 2020

If you just do the narrows, it's 3 rappels. If you do more of the canyon (not sneak entrance or exit) it could be 1-3 additional raps. This is a good intro to slot canyons with cold potholes. There is one awkwardly placed bolt but there's no need to use it if you rig before that pothole.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 25, 2015

Chock-full of cold water.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 18, 2011

Bear Canyon was delightfully narrow, chilly and mossy. Technically, the canyon is easy with bolts at each of the drops. Downclimbs are straighforward. Lots of tree trunks and branches throughout. Never did this canyon before, went slow, party of two hikers, took about 5 hours at a leisurely pace. The narrows are short, but very very nice. Looking forward to Sundance, Bear's more technically advanced cousin, in a few weeks.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 19, 2011

Water is getting low, first pothole will be a struggle for some, it is getting semi-keeperish.