Avg: 3.6 from 94 votes
|Type:||Sport, 220 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Tom Hanson and Scott Sill, 1995|
|Page Views:||7,753 total · 36/month|
|Shared By:||Richard M. Wright on Mar 18, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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.