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Routes in Hitman Rock

Acuity T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Biscuit Eater T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bruiser, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Enforcer, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hit, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mechanic, The TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Perspicacity T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Perspicuity TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sagacity T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Skinwalker T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sniper T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Vote Early T 5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a
Vote Often T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Alan Bartlett & Alan Roberts, November 1982
Page Views: 653 total, 4/month
Shared By: Joe Brophy on Feb 15, 2004
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

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!

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pro to 2.5"

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caughtinside
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
Tyler Logan
Mammoth Lakes, CA
  5.9+
Tyler Logan   Mammoth Lakes, CA
  5.9+
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
Russ Walling
www.FishProducts.com
  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
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
Joe Brophy
San Diego
 
Joe Brophy   San Diego
 
The crux is low enough to not worry much about falling far. Mar 2, 2004
C Miller
CA
  5.10b
C Miller   CA  
  5.10b
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
Randy
 
Randy  
 
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