Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Hugh Loeffler, DeeDee Whelan, 1992
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Shared By: Chris Chaney on Sep 29, 2006
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Description

Why is it called Headstone Surfer? That is a typical question. Check out the chest high boulder at the base of the climb. This used to be perched in the middle of the climb. Hugh says there's about as much underground as what's visible above ground. He "surfed" it out on the FA.

Great route with a stemming crux. It's not over after that though. The dihedral goes on and on and on it seems like. Stellar rock ion a beautiful setting.

Location

Funk Rock City, near the right end of the wall. You can't miss an acute dihedral with a sport route on each wall and a nice looking crack in the middle.

Protection

Bring a standard rack, make sure you've got some finger sized stuff for the crux and some longer draws or slings to make sure the rope runs good. I think a 60m rope is necessary to get down. Better take one just to be sure.
Andy Hansen
Longmont, CO
  5.10a
Andy Hansen   Longmont, CO
  5.10a
The gear in the crux is not that obvious. It takes a little bit of finesse to get nuts to sit right in the thin crack. Otherwise, super stellar route. Mar 27, 2011
Mike Anderson
Colorado Springs, CO
Mike Anderson   Colorado Springs, CO
That's what she said... Apr 3, 2011
Budman252  
 
Great route, and protects well with the right size small gear! Jun 17, 2012
Jeff Erwin
Las Cruces, NM
  5.10a
Jeff Erwin   Las Cruces, NM
  5.10a
There is currently a Copperhead living in the crack on the upper section. As of 10/9/18 I accidentally grabbed the snake instead of a hand hold and took a whipper instead of the bite.

It seems to be living in the crack on a small ledge (foot hold/gear stance) about 3/4 the way up the climb. If climbing be cautious and don’t run out the easier section about half way up the upper section, you might need to jump... Oct 16, 2018