Keswick Lads Day Out.
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Colin following P1
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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.
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.
Friends two sets through #4,many TCU's, Stoppers.One set leeper cam hooks. Two 60m ropes.
Colin Downer on belay at the top of first pitch.
P.Ross Top of the first Pitch
Climbers from Keswick on the First Ascent.
From: Keswick Cumbria.UK
Jan 14, 2014
No reported second ascent as of 2014