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Keswick Lads Day Out.  

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b C3

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 280', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b C3 [details]
FA: Paul Ross Colin Downer (UK). June 1st 2001
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Apr 23, 2012

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Colin following P1

Description 

Both chaps were from the town of Keswick in the English Lake District.The climb starts up the very obvious corner left of Family Plot on the East end of The Tombstone.P1) Aid passed an old drilled piton from a previous unknow attempt and gain the 140' corner. Use leeper cam hooks and small cams to reach three bolts at its top where the crack closes.Belay at a 3 bolt stance above.(Best to take a hand drill as belay area may have been damaged by target practice).C2 140'P2)Move left from the belay to a crack system that leads to another bolt belay just left of a perfect hand crack.60' C3 .P3)Climb the crack to the summit. 80'5.10 Rap Epitaph.

Location 

The Tombstone.Up Dead Horse Point road from Moab for 8.5 miles turn right on dirt road then 1.5 miles right again to Dubink Well road .Keep driving and The Tombstone will appear.

Protection 

Friends two sets through #4,many TCU's, Stoppers.One set leeper cam hooks. Two 60m ropes.


Photos of Keswick Lads Day Out. Slideshow Add Photo
Colin Downer on belay at the top of first pitch.
Colin Downer on belay at the top of first pitch.
P.Ross Top of the first Pitch
P.Ross Top of the first Pitch
P.Ross on P1 FA
P.Ross on P1 FA
Climbers from Keswick on the First Ascent.
Climbers from Keswick on the First Ascent.

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By USBRIT
From: Cumbria.UK
Jan 14, 2014

No reported second ascent as of 2014
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