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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 Mid-face T,TR 

Gibraltar Rock Rock Climbing 

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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 ...


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 Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Gibraltar Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gibraltar Rock:
Mid-Face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
The Ladder   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
Variation of the Mid-face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   
Any Minute Now   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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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Rock Climbing Photo: Hand-drawn topo. Sorry, I can't afford a camera, a...

The Shard 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b CA : Central Coast : ... : Gibraltar Rock
This is the newest addition to the strenuous, brilliantly fun, and run-out sport climbs on Gibraltar. Like its neighbors, Broken Mirror and The Jabberwocky, The Shard climbs the beautiful swooping features of Gibraltar's left-hand face, beginning from an incredibly exposed stance belay (my favorite anywhere), and then following a slabby dihedral that will make you want to vomit—unless, of course, you figure out the beta. After the dihedral crux, perform a powerful "slab-dyno" about six feet lef...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Beautiful views and BIG exposure--Mike Toft climbs...
Rock Climbing Photo: Red: the Ladder (5.5) Orange: Mid-face (5.6)  Yell...
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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?

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