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Routes in The Headstone

Alienist T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chickenhead T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Clouds of Jupiter T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Epitaph, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Haus Flake S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Head Games T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Head Trip T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Io S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Lions and Chipmunks and Bears, Oh My S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Noble Savage T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Project (aka Who Haas Done It) S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Rampart Rage, The T,S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Razor Burn S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Remote Control S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rock Nazi S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Scratchy Face S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Slab Variation S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Topaz S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
V-Slaught, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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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 ft 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

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 60
Chickenhead
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Head Games
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
Lions and Chipmunks and Bears, O…
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 45
Remote Control
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Alienist
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 95
Topaz
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 19
Scratchy Face
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
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
 60
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Head Games
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Lions and Chipmunks and Bea…
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Remote Control
 45
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Alienist
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Topaz
 95
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Scratchy Face
 19
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Io
 8
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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broomdigiddy
SAL   broomdigiddy
For what it is worth to anyone going up to proj on some of the stellar lines on the upper face. You can rap to the ground from the anchors at the base of Rampart Rage to the ground with one 60m rope. This is with ROPE STRETCH though. So know that you will be hitting the ground with your toes as the end of the ropes hit your belay device.
Totally casual though. Aug 4, 2008
percious
Bear Creek, CO
percious   Bear Creek, CO
Well worth the long approach. Look for a small cairn just past the Zinn overlook on the left. This is a good crag on those hot days. Parts of it are shaded most of the day, and it is a few thousand feet up above the parking lot (providing some alittudinal relief from the heat). Jul 20, 2009

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