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Wilbur's Tombstone

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Wilbur's Tombstone 

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Elevation: 7,450'
Location: 34.3094, -116.8787 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 23, 2006
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This is the obvious free-standing formation at the southern edge of the northern parking area, and has a number of quality moderates on it's east face as well as few more challenging lines on the west face.

Getting There 

The formation, which is due west of the Incinerator Wall, has parking right near the base, and is also easily reached via trails from any number of crags in the vicinty.

Climbing Season

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Wilbur's Tombstone:
Pumped Up Woman   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Chris Owen contemplates the "headwall".

Takes a Thief 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Wilbur's Tombstone
This climbs the center of the Wilbur's Tombstone's impressive west face but unfortunately only involves about twenty feet of difficult climbing.Scramble up low-angled chunky slab to the base of a slightly overhanging smooth sheet of rock that looks much harder than it is. Clip a high bolt and then lauch up the amazing face, which has positive incut edges just when you need them, passing one more bolt to the top. A fall clipping the second bolt may be hazardous to your ankles - so be careful! The...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The east face of Wilbur's Tombstone.
BETA PHOTO: The east face of Wilbur's Tombstone.
Killed by Death (5.10b), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles. Photo by Dave Honeywell.
Killed by Death (5.10b), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles....
Wilbur's Tombstone from the north.
BETA PHOTO: Wilbur's Tombstone from the north.
Wilbur's Tombstone, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Wilbur's Tombstone, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
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By Euan Cameron
From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
May 26, 2008

Its worth carrying a couple of small cams for almost all the routes on the slabby face, since the bolts are fairly well spaced apart.