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Routes in The Tombstones

Beg to Differ S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Changing Forms S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Chunky Monkey S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Grave Humor TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Outspoken, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shunned, The S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Some Of Us Become Surgeons S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Torn Flesh S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Total Darkness T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Whole Lotta Trouble S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Elevation: 3,200 ft
GPS: 34.482, -117.129 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Bill Olszewski on Jan 19, 2008
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

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.

Routes from left to right:

The Outspoken (5.10b)
Torn Flesh (5.10a)
The Shunned (5.9)
Total Darkness (5.7)
Some Of Us Become Surgeons (5.10a)
Beg to Differ (5.9)
Changing Forms (5.10b)
Grave Humor (5.8 TR)

Getting There

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 25’ 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.
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Changing Forms
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
The Outspoken
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Changing Forms 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
The Outspoken 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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