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Tombstone Shadow 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bob Cable, Julia Cronk '89, First lead: Dave Bridges, Mike Rigney, 1991
Season: Spring - Fall
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Dec 3, 2006

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Making the last moves to the anchors on Tombstone ...


A fun route which takes the line up the center of the face using an undercling then thin edges and lieback flakes, the crux is moving right and onto the rest ledge one bolt from the top.

The opening moves up to the high first bolt are worrying, there's a good small Friend placement in a slot though before the undercling flake. The crux section also feels a tad runout.


North facing, in the pit.


4 bolts, 0.5 Friend. Bolt anchor on top.

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Susan on Tombstone Shadow (5.10b), Holcomb Valley ...
Susan on Tombstone Shadow (5.10b), Holcomb Valley ...
Tombstone Shadow (5.10a) climbs the smooth, sunlit...
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Lluis leading.
Lluis leading.

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 16, 2007

This is a great climb on delicate, vertical moves. More sustained than Dead Man and quite the heady lead for the grade.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Jul 4, 2010

Repeated this today after 12 years. Gave me pause for thought but what a great climb! Agree that it's a heady lead.
By Colin Schour
From: Big Bear Lake, CA
Mar 14, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

One of my favorite climbs in the area. A must for the intermediate climber working to improve their leading.
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