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Gibraltar Rock

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L to R R to L Alpha
Any Minute Now T 
Broken Mirror S 
Crank Start S 
Inner Tube Toes TR 
Jabberwocky  S 
Klingon T 
Ladder, The T 
Mid-Face T 
Nose, The T,TR 
Sea of Holes T,TR 
Self Reflection T,S 
Shard, The S 
T-Crack T,TR 
Variation of the Mid-face T,TR 

Gibraltar Rock Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,000'
Location: 34.4771, -119.6802 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: EricT on Feb 1, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: T-Crack as seen from slightly higher up Gibraltar ...


This is the main chunk of rock you see on the left (on the downhill side) as you drive up Gibraltar road. On the south-east side are a few easy routes which are frequently toproped, and on south and south-west sides there are a good handful of quality routes ranging from 5.8-5.12+.

Getting There 

On the west side are trails to the bottom and top of the rock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Gibraltar Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gibraltar Rock:
Mid-Face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
The Ladder   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
Variation of the Mid-face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   
Any Minute Now   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Klingon   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
T-Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Nose   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   
Self Reflection   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
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Featured Route For Gibraltar Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: To quote a good friend of mine, "it sure is t...

The Nose 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  CA : Central Coast : ... : Gibraltar Rock
A short section of steep hand jamming gives way to moderate (5.6) face climbing. Certainly the steepest jams within 100 miles. When toproping, avoid falling early in the roof or potentially swing into the spike. Approach: Hike down to the bottom of the main block and curve around towards the west slightly. You'll know it when you see it. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful views and BIG exposure--Mike Toft climbs...
Beautiful views and BIG exposure--Mike Toft climbs...
Rock Climbing Photo: Red: the Ladder (5.5) Orange: Mid-face (5.6)  Yell...
BETA PHOTO: Red: the Ladder (5.5) Orange: Mid-face (5.6) Yell...

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By MarcGreenb
Nov 1, 2011
Can you belay a TR from the ground with a 60m rope or do you have to belay from the top?

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