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The Tombstone
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Dark Shadows T 
Old School Executioner T 
Stiletto T,S 
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YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: EFR, DDC, BKy, 1990
Season: F, W, S
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Submitted By: Andy Bennett on Mar 11, 2011  with updates from James Mac

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One of the best arete climbs around, this thing knifes into the blue, just begging to be climbed.


Located up the chimney right of the Old School Executioner. You have to chimney up and scramble to the arete. Descend either via double rope rappel to the ledge, or a single 70m rope to the chimney where you started the climb.


Hand sized cams protect the first 15 feet to bolts

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Rock Climbing Photo: Photo: Geir Hundal
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By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Mar 14, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

This is one of the most aesthetic single pitch climbs that I have done in the stronghold. Fun movement on a beautiful feature.
By Sean C
From: SLC
Mar 2, 2015

Sharp sharp sharp! Fun moves with awesome positioning. Must do if in the area!
By James Mac
Sep 6, 2016

This is a bit sandbagged at 10+ IMO. Found an old topo recently. Apparently this is an old Grossman route that was retro- bolted by EFR.
By off white
Sep 14, 2016

James, Steve and I looked at this line during the spring 87 beanfest, the first ever held in the West Stronghold, which was pretty obscure at the time. He wasn't convinced he could drill on the lead, so we passed it by for another couple routes that weekend. I doubt Eric would retrobolt one of Steve's lines, and I doubt Steve would leave it that way if it happened.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Sep 19, 2016
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

The crack to the left of old school executioner was done before Dave Deschamps, Bob Kerry and I did it. We mistakenly thought we had done the FA. Steve never did Stiletto. I talked to him about the crack and he never mentioned the arete except to say he had looked at it.

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