Elevation: 7,060 ft
GPS: 39.744, -105.403 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Furthermore on Jan 15, 2018 with improvements by Alex S and 1 other
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

With direct southern exposure, this makes for an excellent winter crag with some quality routes and already has become very popular. This crag offers a few 10s, 11s, and a fine selection of 12s. The lack of highway noise also makes this crag a worthwhile visit. Most of the routes were established between 2015-2017 and still have plenty of loose rock and lichen. A helmet is suggested even for belaying.

L->R:

A. Cruisin' Caskets, 8, 1p, 75', bolts.
B. Six Feet Under, 9+, 1p, 80', bolts.
C. Tomb Raider, 12-, 1p, 50', bolts.
D.The Reaper, 10+, 1p, 75', bolts.
E. Reincarnation, 10, 1p, 75', bolts.
F. Afterlife, 10-, 1p, 75', bolts.
G. Ugoogoly, 10, 1p, 85', bolts.
H. Till Death Do Us Part, 6, 1p, 70', gear.
I1, The Walking Dead, 12, 1p, 40', bolts.
I2. Back From the Dead, 12, 1p, 40', bolts.
J. Low Priest, 9, 1p, 50', bolts.
above J. High Priest, 12, 1p, 75', gear & bolts.
K.City of the Dead, 12-, 1p, 85', bolts.
L. Ernest Stemmingway, 11-, 1p, 80', bolts.
M. Grave Digger, 12, 1p, 65', bolts.
N1. Dia de Los Muertos , 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.
N2. Exhumation, V2+ PG-13, 12'.
N3. Hellbender, 12, 1p, 65', bolts.
O. Spinal Tap, 11+, 1p, 65', bolts.
P. Bone Daddy, 9, 1p, 60', bolts.
Q. The Undertaker, 10-, 2p, 130', bolts.

Getting There

From the Catslab parking area, hike east (downriver) on the Peaks to Plains Trail. Follow the trail for about 0.5 mile as the trail makes a large U turn and starts heading back west. Keep your eyes open for a trail on the right side of the bike path leading up to the base of the crag. Expect a 10-15 minute approach.

22 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Graveyard

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 132
Afterlife
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 47
The Undertaker
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 53
Bone Daddy
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 153
Ugoogoly
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 135
Reincarnation
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 75
The Reaper
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 167
Ernest Stemmingway
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 115
Spinal Tap
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 61
City of the Dead
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 135
Dia de Los Muertos
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 48
Tomb Raider
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 49
Grave Digger
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 90
Hellbender
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 60
The Walking Dead
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 25
Back From the Dead
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Afterlife
 132
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
The Undertaker
 47
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Bone Daddy
 53
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Ugoogoly
 153
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Reincarnation
 135
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Reaper
 75
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ernest Stemmingway
 167
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Spinal Tap
 115
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
City of the Dead
 61
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Dia de Los Muertos
 135
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Tomb Raider
 48
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Grave Digger
 49
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Hellbender
 90
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Walking Dead
 60
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Back From the Dead
 25
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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Sun & Shade

Routes Mostly Face: South
Sunny Roughly 9am to 2pm during high season
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Details: Sun crested below the ridge, relative to the belay ledge by 2:00 pm on Dec 8 (13 days from the winter solstice).

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