The ultimate classic Headstone route and one of the best moderate lines on the hill, Topaz is a must do. The route fires straight up the middle of the Headstone in rather roughish looking rock. It begins on a sparsely bolted slab, passes a small roof, and fires straight up in two pitches of pure classic crimps, flakes, layaways, chickenheads, and a roof just below the first anchor. The first pitch is nearly 150 feet long; the second about 70 feet. To descend, rap the line using either double ropes or a 60m. A mid point rap can be found adjacent to Topaz proper and on the right (Alienist
). The final big move over the roof at the end of the first pitch uses a #3 Friend. Brilliant climbing.