Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Alan Bartlett & Alan Roberts, November 1982
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Shared By: Joe Brophy on Feb 15, 2004
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Bruiser is the right most crack on the Hitman formation and yet another route on the SCMA crack climbing list. A fun route but you will only get a few handjams in towards the top as the route is more of a face climb with natural protection. Protection down low is difficult and the crux is low to boot. A fun climb none the less!


pro to 2.5"


I'd agree, not much of a crack route (except at top); pro a bit tricky until you get past the crux. Feb 20, 2004
C Miller
C Miller   CA  
A low crux leads to easier climbing higher. This and some of the neighboring routes are somewhat reminiscent of the Thin Wall without the crowds. Feb 25, 2004
Joe Brophy
San Diego
Joe Brophy   San Diego
The crux is low enough to not worry much about falling far. Mar 2, 2004
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
  5.10 PG13
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
  5.10 PG13
Route described as 10c R in old Vogel guide. The moves are not 10c by comparison to other Josh routes. Perhaps the rating is such that you should be a solid 10 leader as to not fuss about the poor pro down low.

~Susan Feb 18, 2007
Russ Walling
  5.10a R
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
  5.10a R
Somewhat crappy pro protects exactly one move. Don't fall, but if you did you would probably live... pro might actually hold. Cool moves and nice features. Crux at about 12ft up... the rest is standard fare. Feb 18, 2007
Tyler Logan
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Tyler Logan   Mammoth Lakes, CA
I can think of at least a dozen routes that have more serious starts than this one but yet don't get 'R' or 'S' ratings. Also, this gets my vote for easiest 5.10 crack in the park. Jan 1, 2010
Oakland CA
caughtinside   Oakland CA
Not much lover for the Bruiser here! I thought it was the best climb on this formation. Oct 29, 2011