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The Headstone proper can be said to end on the right at Rock Nazi just before the trail drops under a large detached boulder. The Headstone is an imposing 250 ft West facing yellow wall that gets good sun from noon till sundown. If you climb at Devil's Head, you will climb The Headstone. It is pure classic.
From the Zinn Overlook, take a faint trail down and left, heading directly toward the most imposing crag in sight. Cross a small talus field to the base; routes start all the way to the left around the corner and in a huge dihedral.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Headstone:
Head Games 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 150'
Chickenhead 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches
Lions and Chipmunks and Bears, Oh My 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Remote Control 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 2 pitches
Alienist 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 2 pitches, 100'
Clouds of Jupiter 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch
Scratchy Face 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch
Topaz 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 2 pitches, 220'
Rock Nazi 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Io 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 2 pitches
Haus Flake 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 2 pitches, 160'
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The Rampart Rage 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b CO : South Platte : ... : The Headstone
The climb begins on a good ledge 100 ft up the Headstone. Approach via a direct trad line, or use the Remote Control bolt-protected slab (better). The Rage fires off the ledge through a very blank, shallow dihedral that culminates in tricky exit moves into a thin crack/seam. First done free by Alan Nelson, this classic Anderson/Hanson line never drops below 5.12 until pulling into the crack system above the dihedral and small roof. This is a world class route that holds its own from...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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