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War Path 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Dave and Mike Hatchett, July 1990
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Submitted By: Tony B on Sep 27, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: Leading War Path. Just to the left of War Paint.


To find this route, head left (climbers right) after passing through the summit notch of the Certer wall and go perhaps 150 meters past a few large trees to an area where the wall is pretty vertical and the trail is broad and flat. 2 just-less-thatn-vertical 5.9's are there with anchors high up on the wall. These are War Path (left) and War Paint (right).War Path is the longer of the two routes and is primarily easier climbing with two short cruxes on solid holds (if you have the reach) or reasonable holds (if you are short) either way, the climb is a little easy for 5.9.It's a good route, one of the better ones at the wall.


10(?) draws to a set of bolt anchors.There is a 'runout' of perhaps 20' between a few of the bolts up high, but the climbing though this section is relatively easy and obvious, 5.5?

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Rock Climbing Photo: Warpath (5.9 bolts / 90') and Warpaint (5.9 bolts ...
BETA PHOTO: Warpath (5.9 bolts / 90') and Warpaint (5.9 bolts ...

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By LifeIsGood
From: Reno, NV
May 15, 2010

This was my very first outdoor sport lead (6+ yrs ago). Big solid holds, tons of feet and even more fun. I'm not really tall but I've never had any problems with this climb, having done it repeatedly over the years.

Great place to bring friends that want to 'try' climbing. Have someone who can lead (and someone who can belay of course) and let everyone do laps.

A very popular route, along with War Paint. This area gets very crowded. Arrive early and beat not only the crowds but the heat. The sun will rise over the ridge by noon and you'll bake in the summer.
By Jazzy J. Arborcrumbler
Aug 26, 2015

Not quite a classic, but great climb. Crowded. Hot in exposed afternoon sun. Mostly 5.8ish with a few 5.9 moves mostly due to potential "pump" from jugging up. Lots of great feet, easier with good technique. 1st bolt relatively high, but the climbing is good. Well bolted, protecting the toughest moves, makes for a great start in leading.
By DubDub
From: Sacramento, CA
Aug 22, 2016

Nice big 'ole anchor chains with Mussey hooks - Yay! The top links attached to the bolt hangers are showing some groovy grinding wear - Oh! Looks fine for now, but I'd chip in for some new top links since this is such a popular route. I don't recall them being quick links.

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