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Why is it called Headstone Surfer? That is a typical question. Check out the chest high boulder at the base of the climb. This used to be perched in the middle of the climb. Hugh says there's about as much underground as what's visible above ground. He "surfed" it out on the FA.
Great route with a stemming crux. It's not over after that though. The dihedral goes on and on and on it seems like. Stellar rock ion a beautiful setting.
Funk Rock City, near the right end of the wall. You can't miss an acute dihedral with a sport route on each wall and a nice looking crack in the middle.
Bring a standard rack, make sure you've got some finger sized stuff for the crux and some longer draws or slings to make sure the rope runs good. I think a 60m rope is necessary to get down. Better take one just to be sure.
Red Hot Chilli Pepper is the r...
The Start of Headstone Surfer
The Start of Headstone Surfer.
Andy Hansen cruises the starting flake on Headston...
Andy in March 2011. www.mattkuehlphoto.com
|Comments on Headstone Surfer
|By Andy Hansen|
From: Longmont, Colorado
Mar 27, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
The gear in the crux is not that obvious. It takes a little bit of finesse to get nuts to sit right in the thin crack. Otherwise, super stellar route.
|By Mike Anderson|
From: Dayton, OH
Apr 3, 2011
That's what she said...
Jun 17, 2012
Great route, and protects well with the right size small gear!