Elevation: 9,400 ft
GPS: 39.258, -105.099 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 40,109 total · 167/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Raptor Closures Details

Description

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 foot, 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.

Getting There

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.

Ed: I tracked the trail heading in and it's about 2 miles from the lower road when the gate to the campground is closed. Very obvious trail to the fire tower and Zinn Overlook (marked with a sign). -Ben

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Headstone

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 67
Chickenhead
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 23
Head Games
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Lions and Chipmunks and Bears, O…
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Slab Variation
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 53
Remote Control
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 27
Alienist
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Clouds of Jupiter
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 113
Topaz
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 21
Scratchy Face
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Io
Sport 2 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
The V-Slaught
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chickenhead
 67
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Head Games
 23
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Lions and Chipmunks and Bea…
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Slab Variation
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Remote Control
 53
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Alienist
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Clouds of Jupiter
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Topaz
 113
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Scratchy Face
 21
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Io
 9
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 2 pitches
The V-Slaught
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport 2 pitches
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