Type: Sport, 2 pitches
FA: Scott Sills and Tom Hanson, 1995
Page Views: 6,544 total · 29/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Mar 28, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Remote Control was one of the first lines to go in on The Headstone, and its two pitches climb the longest continuous stretch of this rock. The first pitch provides access to the Private Idaho crag if desired; you can walk off to the right. The climbing begins in the middle of the main grey slab just before the system of tiered overhangs and The Vortex. For a slab, this is pretty well protected with a dozen bolts in 140 ft. The second pitch follows the right arete of the main upper wall, forming the skyline of the Headstone. Protection is a bit more scarce, but the climbing never gets harder than 5.10. Good edges, and small flakes and chips form the holds on the second pitch. Easily gets two stars for length and continuity, and the exposure on the second pitch.

Protection

QDs only. Two pitches long with double bolt anchors at the top of each pitch. 1st pitch is 140 feet long. 2nd pitch is 100 feet long. It is possible to scramble over to The Rampart Rage in mid-line to reach the very top of The Headstone. Double ropes are mandatory for the rappels.

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