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Warrior Crack 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Brown, Baird & Grosvenor '87
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Submitted By: Richard Shore on May 24, 2011

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Michael Stearns at the crux of Warrior Crack


A short but fun route on the narrow east-facing buttress directly across the creek from T-Crack.

Climb up into an alcove, clip the lone bolt of unknown age and variety, then pull through a short overhang onto a large mantle-shelf. Above this, a unique combination of crack-jamming and arete-slapping will see you through to the top near some large bushes where you build a gear anchor.


East-most end of the Lower Gibraltar formation. The route can be seen directly across the drainage from T-Crack. Approach downhill as for Lieback Annie/Rapture, but fork left when the trail starts to veer right near the cliff-band. A short brush-tunnel and some loose, 4th class gully downclimbing will get you to the base of the route. This is SB adventure climbing, right?


One aging bolt, a few choice pieces from tiny to 1". Build your own anchor.

Photos of Warrior Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Adrienne on the upper part of Warrior Crack
Adrienne on the upper part of Warrior Crack
Rock Climbing Photo: R. Shore starting up the Warrior Crack .10c
R. Shore starting up the Warrior Crack .10c

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By Mike Stearns
May 25, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Also, once topped out be careful walking off b/c it is very exposed. 4th class X through a yucca. Fun stuff.
By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
May 29, 2011

Thank you, THANK YOU for exploring this route and then posting. I have long wondered exactly where this route went. The photos are especially helpful. I'll be sure to climb it ASAP.

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