Elevation: 3,000 ft
GPS: 34.478, -119.68 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: EricT on Jan 31, 2006
Admins: andy patterson, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Gibraltar has a collection of ~5 sandstone crags that are generally south facing single pitch affairs. Popular with climbers and teenagers alike, the combined crags have some of the best climbing in SB. While the easier routes on the main Gibraltar rock may be gang toproped over the weekend, there just aren't that many climbers in SB to make any area crowded.

Getting There

Head up Gibraltar road ~15 minutes to the obvious collection of cliffs.

Gibraltar road may be reached by heading up Mission to the 192, E on the 192 to the sewage treatment plant, and then up the hillside from there.

Detailed Directions [from Matthew Fienup]:
From the Mission, drive 1/2 block north towards the mountains. Turn right onto Mountain Drive. After 100 yards, you will encounter a yield sign at an unusual serpentine intersection--continue straight-ish through the intersection on Mountain Drive and follow twists and turns for 1 mile. Turn left on Mountain Drive in front of the green municipal water building. After about 1/4 mile, where the road curves left, take a soft right onto Gibraltar Road (be careful not to take a hard right onto Mountain Avenue). After 1/3 mile you will reach a stop sign. Continue straight through the intersection and follow Gibraltar Road as it winds for 4.4 miles up the hill to the site.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Gibraltar Area

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 36
The Ladder
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 26
Mid-Face
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 40
Lieback Annie
Trad, TR
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 43
The Rapture
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 25
Klingon
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 25
Hazardous Waste
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 56
T-Crack
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 27
A Route Runs Through It
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 33
The Nose
Trad, TR
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
Pseudomania
Trad, TR
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Self Reflection
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 13
Makunaima
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
 4
Broken Mirror
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R
 4
Jabberwocky
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R
 3
The Shard
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Ladder Gibraltar Rock
 36
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Mid-Face Gibraltar Rock
 26
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad
Lieback Annie Lower Gibraltar
 40
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
The Rapture Lower Gibraltar
 43
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport, TR
Klingon Gibraltar Rock
 25
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad
Hazardous Waste Toxic Waste Wall
 25
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
T-Crack Gibraltar Rock
 56
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
A Route Runs Through It Upper Gibraltar
 27
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Nose Gibraltar Rock
 33
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
Pseudomania Pseudomania Area
 8
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
Self Reflection Gibraltar Rock
 9
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Makunaima Cold Springs Dome
 13
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Broken Mirror Gibraltar Rock
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Sport
Jabberwocky Gibraltar Rock
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R Sport
The Shard Gibraltar Rock
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R Sport
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