Elevation: 5,927 ft
GPS: 31.922, -110.001 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: eMurdock on Nov 10, 2009 · Updates
Admins: adrian montano, Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman

Description

The Tombstone is a distinctive, prism shaped rock that has neon green lichen and an obvious offwidth on the west face. It can't be missed when you are about a half a mile from the end of the road on the west side of the stronghold. The routes face west and north and are all high-quality and worthwhile. There are about 4 established routes and one super-worthy project (hard crack to face) as of November 2009. All of the routes are one long single pitch. Descend via double rope rappel.

Getting There

Park about .3 or .4 miles from the end of the road to the parking area on the west side of the stronghold. If you pass the pullout and end up at the trailhead, just set the odometer and head back. Hike for about 20 or 30 minutes to the southeast toward the obvious Tombstone formation with the massive offwidth/chimney that splits the west face. Approach is casual with a little bit of bushwacking if you are unlucky.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Tombstone

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Blunderbust
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 14
Dark Shadows
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 42
Tombstone Crack
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 30
Stiletto
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5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 19
Old School Executioner
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5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 3
Laid to Rest
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Blunderbust
 3
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Dark Shadows
 14
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Tombstone Crack
 42
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Stiletto
 30
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Old School Executioner
 19
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
Laid to Rest
 3
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Trad
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