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Routes in Tombstone Pit

Dead Man Chalking S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fatboy Slim T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Firepower S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sentenced To Hang S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Shoot at Will S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Suspended Sentence T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tombstone Shadow S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Who's Will? T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Jim Hammerle, Rick Shull & Dave Masuo, 1989, FL: Chris Miller, 1990
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Shared By: Rick Shull on Oct 17, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Start in a recessed area and wanders up the featured face past 5 bolts via positive edges and flakes to a chain anchor at the lip. Fun moves with great exposure the higher you get make this a popular route for the grade.

Location

Located on an East-facing wall around and outside of the Tombstone Pit proper.

Protection

5 bolts, chain anchor
Jess
Los Angeles, Ca.
 
Jess   Los Angeles, Ca.
 
The view alone makes this a classic, in my opinion. Super fun movement, a bit more technical than the other 8s I've done here. Jul 5, 2017
Road
Stanton
 
Road   Stanton
 
Very Loose horn to the left of the first bolt. Was marked with an X 9/7/15, but rain happens, so be careful not to pull it into your face. Its a pretty big block. Moves weren't hard without it, more than anything it was hard just mentally remembering not to grab it, then not to step on it.

Solid 5.8 Sep 8, 2015
Coon  
Super fun aesthetic route that basically climbs the highest point of the pinnacles(?). Short climb but feels exposed as it traverses slightly left over the belay ledge and gains another 30 ft or so of ground clearance. Great climb for the grade. Harder than other 5.8's or even some 5.9's at the Pinnacles IMO. May 26, 2013
Rob M
Shangri-LA
 
Rob M   Shangri-LA
 
True--looks hard from bottom like a lot of the Pinnicles routes, but then the flakes and crimpers tend to be more forgiving once you're on them.

This is a SUPER fun route, and it is in the shade more than Claimjumper. Jul 29, 2010
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
  5.8
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
  5.8
Agreed - an excellent 5.8, one of the best hereabouts with its intricate small hold exposed steep face climbing.

Marc Burns and I looked at this in the mid 90's, but without a guidebook figured it looked hard and left it alone. It took me 14 years to finally get around to leading it! Jul 4, 2010
72HW Holly
  5.8
72HW Holly  
  5.8
New edition of Hidden Treasures has this climb incorrectly listed as Who's Will, but the rating (both grade and stars) are correct.

Not matter what you call it, what a great climb this one is!! I really had to think about what I was doing moving from the 2nd to 3rd bolt and the balanecy highsteps are really quite thrilling. I think for the grade, this may be my new favorite for Holcomb! Highly recommended! May 18, 2009
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
 
This is an excellent climb for the grade and a bit dicier than Coyotes at Sunset. Thin, balancey holds on vertical rock take you through the crux. There are several variations including a nice, airy stem. A great warm-up when you've forgotten to call in your reservations for Coyote Crag. Jun 16, 2007