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Tombstone Shadow

5.10b, Sport, 40 ft,  Avg: 3 from 71 votes
FA: Bob Cable, Julia Cronk '89, First lead: Dave Bridges, Mike Rigney, 1991
California > San Bernardino… > Big Bear Lake Area > Big Bear North > Holcomb Valley… > Central Pinnacles > Tombstone Pit

Description

A fun route which takes the line up the center of the face using an undercling then thin edges and lieback flakes, the crux is moving right and onto the rest ledge one bolt from the top.

The opening moves up to the high first bolt are worrying, there's a good small Friend placement in a slot though before the undercling flake. The crux section also feels a tad runout.

Location

North facing, in the pit.

Protection

4 bolts, bolt anchor on top.

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Tombstone Shadow (5.10a) climbs the smooth, sunlit face in the photo.
[Hide Photo] Tombstone Shadow (5.10a) climbs the smooth, sunlit face in the photo.
Making the last moves to the anchors on Tombstone Shadow (5.10b), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles.
[Hide Photo] Making the last moves to the anchors on Tombstone Shadow (5.10b), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles.
Lluis leading.
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Susan on Tombstone Shadow (5.10b), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
[Hide Photo] Susan on Tombstone Shadow (5.10b), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles

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Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
 
[Hide Comment] This is a great climb on delicate, vertical moves. More sustained than Dead Man and quite the heady lead for the grade. Jun 16, 2007
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
  5.10b
[Hide Comment] Repeated this today after 12 years. Gave me pause for thought but what a great climb! Agree that it's a heady lead. Jul 4, 2010
Colin Schour
Big Bear Lake, CA
  5.10b
[Hide Comment] One of my favorite climbs in the area. A must for the intermediate climber working to improve their leading. Mar 14, 2011