The Warrior, 5.11a

6th Pitch- 180’- 5.9R/ Handren’s guide and Mountain Project has this pitch labeled as a bold and run out lead for the grade on suspect rock. We did not see it that way. The 5.9 portion on the previous pitch below the roof was quite a bit more run out on less quality rock. I felt the rock on this pitch was actually quite good by Red Rock standards. The pro was a bit spaced out, but was provided for by several small seams through quite positive edges and holds. Move right and follow the rock up and through an intermediate station about 30’ above that is not needed on the climb nor rap (with double 60m ropes). Continue following the seam above moving left and/or right after it expires into other seams. We moved right and finished traversing back left. The fixed belay is pretty much straight above that intermediate station, so whichever direction you decide to take, angle back towards that direction.
The Warrior, 5.11a, 7 Pitches, Cactus Flower Tower, Red Rock, NV, October, 2011


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