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Routes in The Tombstone

Andre the Giant T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Beating Around the Bush T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Cinnamon Girl T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Heaven Can Wait T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
S Cracker, The T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Tombstone, The T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R

Description

Most of the climbs on this large formation, resembling a grave marker of yore from the wild wild west, ascend cracks of varying widths on rock that varies in quality from fair to excellent. The S Cracker (5.11a) and Heaven Can Wait (5.10d) are sustained and technical one pitch routes on the east face that scale finger cracks and edges. Cinnamon Girl (5.11a) is a two pitch climb on the north face that includes technical face / thin crack climbing and burly offwidth moves. The Tombstone (5.11c s) is a three pitch route that involves technical and powerful climbing through a seam on a gently overhanging face to a vertical finger / hand crack and, finally, edging and smearing on a coarse-grained face / slab.

Getting There

The Tombstone lies in the heart of the North Wonderland. The approach to this area is described in detail in the Directions for The Fortress.

Once The Grey Giant is reached continue south in the wash for a hundred yards or so and then head east along the base of the southern face of the Grey Giant until it is possible to navigate across the boulder strewn gully to the north face of the Tombstone. Alternatively, it is possible to access the Fortress Valley by remaining on the north side of the Grey Giant and then walk south to the western end of the gully between the Grey Giant and The Tombstone.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Tombstone

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Heaven Can Wait
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5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
The S Cracker
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Heaven Can Wait 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
The S Cracker 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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Pete eye
Fort Collins, CO
Pete eye   Fort Collins, CO
Some easier mixed trad/bolt climbs on the west face of this thing. However, Rock quality is for the most part POOR.
A boulder with two slings wit rap rings at top, one 3 years old, the other put up last week. 2 rope rappel. Dec 21, 2009
Murf  
Just an FYI - the anchor for this formation is a sketchy one. Homemade hangers on dubious quarter inchers, yikes! Mar 21, 2003

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