Avg: 3.7 from 319 votes
|Type:||Trad, 500 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||Dick long, Al Steck, 1965|
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|Shared By:||Salamanizer suchoski on Apr 4, 2006 with 2 Suggestions|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Lurker, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
The first pitch starts down on the Tombstone ledge and is a 5.7 serrated crack that has a short flaring 5.8 crux up high. Careful on the crux, it comes just above an ankle crushing ledge.
The second pitches O.W. is rewarded by one of the best hand cracks at the Leap.
The third pitch climbs a rapidly steepening face to a fixed pin and then rounds a very windy and exposed arete, across an exposed ledge and up to two fixed pins that can be backed up with a .75" piece.
The rest of the route is a classic 4th-class to easy-5th-class dike hike that climbs up the face to the top. Not much harder than climbing a ladder.
To reach Tombstone Ledge, follow the approach trail up and left to the base of a smaller wall below the main ledge which hosts the obvious features of broken flakes sticking up out of the ground like giant tombstones. The start of Travelers buttress is the obviously well worn, serrated crack system just right of the sport route "Boot Hill".