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Red Warrior 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Feb 19, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Red Warrior 5.9+

Sometimes closed in spring for raptor nesting


A mostly hands- to thin-hands corner crack, with a short section of fingertip-width. The jamming is fun, a bit of liebacking is helpful, and there are face features here and there to make plugging the gear a bit easier.

Near the top, one side of the crack is pretty rough, making cam placement a bit tricky, and if you're one of those no-tape masochists...good luck.


This left-facing, corner crack is located in the same alcove as Deface Crack and Wide Boy. It shares anchors with Deface Crack; the anchor isn't visible from the ground directly beneath the crack because it is set back a bit, over a ledge at the top of the crack.

Looking down, 500 W street in Saint George is just slightly west. The belay area is large, flat, and well-used so it should be hard to miss.


Mostly hand-sized. I used several #2.5 Friends with one or two #3 Friends. I also used a #2 Camalot C3.

The anchor is above a ledge and consists of 3 bolts and hangers with (smallish) chain from two hangers joined with a single quicklink, and webbing from the 3rd hanger joined to the chains' quicklink with another quicklink.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cassie leading the red warrior.
Cassie leading the red warrior.

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By Jared R
Feb 5, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Fun route with the crux being a lieback section. I TRed it and thought it was harder than Deface Crack.
By Hendo
From: Denver, CO
Mar 26, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Definitely harder than Deface Crack. The crack gets very thin and there aren't any rests like Deface. So you must keep on chugging along!
By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 6, 2015
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Superb rock quality in a fun corner that varies from thin hands to a fingers section. I have larger hands and I could barely get tips in the thinnest section.

Bring some slings to extend the anchor.

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