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The Bruiser 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Alan Bartlett & Alan Roberts, November 1982
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Submitted By: Joe Brophy on Feb 16, 2004

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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"

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By Randy
Feb 20, 2004

I'd agree, not much of a crack route (except at top); pro a bit tricky until you get past the crux.
By C Miller
From: CA
Feb 25, 2004
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

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.
By Joe Brophy
From: San Diego
Mar 2, 2004

The crux is low enough to not worry much about falling far.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Feb 18, 2007
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b 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.

By Russ Walling
Feb 18, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a 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.
By Tyler Logan
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jan 1, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

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.
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Oct 29, 2011

Not much lover for the Bruiser here! I thought it was the best climb on this formation.

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