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Original Route/Tombstone Wall T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Description

Climbing on the Tombstone Wall began back in the 1960's. All routes currently are either trad or aid on scary granite and metamorphic rock. The Tombstone Wall is the huge face with a southeastern aspect just downstream of the Royal Gorge Bridge. All lines top out at the concessionaires area, which is private property. The actual walls are a Canon City city park though, which was determined in court by some early ascensionists. Do not anchor off the bridge. The earliest two lines are the (Layton)Kor-LaGrange Route and Pat Ament's Original Route.
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Getting There

Approximately 8 miles west of Canon City. One approach is to park just outside of the concession area of the Royal Gorge and then to scramble down 3rd class gullies to the base. The other approach is to park at the BLM boundary at the end of Rd 61. Walk downstream along the tracks (Private Property) for about 2 miles, and watch out for trains.

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Ben Bruestle
Pueblo, CO
Ben Bruestle   Pueblo, CO
The speed comp route is just upstream of the Tombstone Wall and is only legally open to climbing during the GoFast Games in October. Mar 4, 2006
Legs Magillicutty   Durango
Is the speed comp route off limits to climbing? I'm referring to the 8-10 pitch, 5.10 bolted route. Feb 13, 2006

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