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The Cirque of the Climbables (aka The Tombstone) Rock Climbing


Routes in The Cirque of the Climbables (aka The Tombstone)

Corner Route T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Deep Voodoo T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2
For Desert Rats Only T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
I Dream of Jeannie T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A2
Playing Hooky 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b C2
Elevation: 3,967 ft
GPS: 38.529, -109.594 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Brian Shelton on Oct 2, 2002
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

The Tombstones of Kane Springs Canyon are what trad and aid climbers dream about. The rock is high quality Navajo sandstone with a little sand at the base but from the 20 foot mark to the 365 foot mark the rock is clean and solid. The routes are mainly mixed trad and aid and hold some of the best free climbing piches in the desert. The descent routes are all good rap lines and the rock is great in the winter.Watch out for base jumpers, if they don't call the jump it sounds like a huge rockfall!!
RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Getting There

You can't miss the Tombstones when driving into Kane Springs Canyon. The three huge stones are 50 yards off the road to your left, 1/2 mile after you cross the cattle guard at the mouth of the canyon. Park in the pulloff on the left under the Middle Tombstone. Approach via the climbers trail at the pullout. Time to the rock is about 3 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Cirque of the Climbables (aka The Tombstone)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2
Deep Voodoo
Trad, Aid 4 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b C2
Playing Hooky
Aid 4 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Corner Route
Trad 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Deep Voodoo 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2 Trad, Aid 4 pitches
Playing Hooky 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b C2 Aid 4 pitches
Corner Route 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 5 pitches
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