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Routes in The Tombstone

B Job S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Backflip T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Beerless S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fall Mixture S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fearless T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Gone Commando S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Lichen the Roof T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pancakes and Syrup S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Safety Goggle Sexy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Swamp Princess, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Turbo Science T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Elevation: 1,296 ft
GPS: 35.889, -93.13 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Description

The Tombstone is the most remote and obscure crag in the Cowell Region. It is perfect for those trying to escape the masses at HCR or Sams. The name comes from a small cemetery that is located near the parking area above the cliffs. Until recently, most of the routes were traditional climbs established in the early 1990’s. Now there are several new sport and trad lines that make Tombstone a great area for a small group or a weekend trip. Also note, a high clearance vehicle is needed to access this area or you would have to hike approximately 2 miles from the invasion campground.

The Tombstone is located on a rocky peninsula that points almost due North (with climbing on the east and west sides), so you can chase the sun or shade depending upon the time of year. To those with small children and dogs, the standard approach involves down climbing or rappelling, so use the fearless approach.

Getting There

From the Invasion campground, continue about 2 miles on NC6580 to the cemetery, a high clearance vehicle is necessary. Approach 1- From the Cemetery, walk north to the point and rappel from a tree to the base. Approach 2- from the cemetery, walk east into the woods for 3-5 minutes. Follow a wet drainage down to the base, heinous if icy. Walk north to the fearless area.

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