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Gibraltar Rock

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L to R R to L Alpha
Any Minute Now T 
Broken Mirror S 
Crank Start S 
Inner Tube Toes TR 
Jabberwocky  S 
Klingon T 
Ladder, The T 
Mid-Face T 
Nose, The T,TR 
Sea of Holes T,TR 
Self Reflection T,S 
Shard, The S 
T-Crack T,TR 
Variation of the Midface T,TR 

Gibraltar Rock  


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Elevation: 3,000'
Location: 34.4771, -119.6802 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: EricT on Feb 1, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: T-Crack as seen from slightly higher up Gibraltar ...

Description 

This is the main chunk of rock you see on the left (on the downhill side) as you drive up Gibraltar road. On the south-east side are a few easy routes which are frequently toproped, and on south and south-west sides there are a good handful of quality routes ranging from 5.8-5.12+.

Getting There 

On the west side are trails to the bottom and top of the rock.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.9 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Gibraltar Rock:
Mid-Face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
Klingon   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
T-Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Nose   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   
Self Reflection   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
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Featured Route For Gibraltar Rock
T-Crack as seen from slightly higher up Gibraltar road. As the red line shows, the route weaves a good bit.

T-Crack 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Central Coast : ... : Gibraltar Rock
Good jams to a angry mantel. Pro is at one's feet for the mantel, making it a spicy lead. Approach from above, nothing to be gained by scrambling around the base. Once on top, walk across the top to the west and then down a few feet to a ledge.Mid way down on the east side is a nice ledge for abusing the climber by throwing stones or taking pictures. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Gibraltar Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Beautiful views and BIG exposure--Mike Toft climbs Gibraltar Rock.
Beautiful views and BIG exposure--Mike Toft climbs...
Red: the Ladder (5.5) <br />Orange: Mid-face (5.6) <br /> <br />Yellow: Un-named face  <br /><ul style='margin:0 0; padding:0 0;'><li>This route is located right of Klingon and left of Mid-face. Leaving the horizontal ledge at mid-height requires a single, reachy 5.8 move. The route is otherwise about 5.6 and an excellent alternative when the Ladder & Mid-face are taken.</li></ul>
BETA PHOTO: Red: the Ladder (5.5) Orange: Mid-face (5.6) Yell...

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By Mike Stearns
May 25, 2011
CONDITION REPORT 
Found a right shoe in the south pull-out (one right by the trail down to the nose) at Gibraltar last night (Tuesday 5/24). Let me know if I can get it back to you.
By MarcGreenb
Nov 1, 2011
Can you belay a TR from the ground with a 60m rope or do you have to belay from the top?