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Elevation: 3,200 ft 975 m
GPS: 34.4818, -117.1293
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Shared By: Bill Olszewski on Jan 19, 2008
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Short but very sweet, the Tombstones face east and get sun for half the day, with the exception of the left side, which is in shade early due to the lesser rock in front. 

The granite is coarse and holds the feet very well, which is good because most of the climbing is quite vertical on very thin edges! 

Home to a nice 5.7 crack (Total Darkness) which splits the formation down the center, the 5.9's on either side are pretty hard for the grade but the .10's are spot on - for the 5.10 leader, this is a great wall on which to spend some time, just start at one end and lead everything there. 

  • There are separate bolted chain anchors for every route.

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The Tombstones are easy to find, like all the major formations of the Cemetery. Follow the directions to the Cemetery and head left at the first opening. From this central point (looking east to the Evil Pillar) turn left and walk a short way to the corridor. The Tombstones is the short wall on the left.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Tombstones

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 42
Beg to Differ
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 36
The Shunned
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
The Outspoken
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 27
Changing Forms
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Torn Flesh
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beg to Differ
 42
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Shunned
 36
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
The Outspoken
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Changing Forms
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Torn Flesh
 22
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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