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Routes in Tombstone

Southwest Corner Direct T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
West Face Direct T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
West Face Left T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
West Face Traverse T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Type: Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches
FA: Keith Wrolstad, Nelson Gillis, Larry Kline - 5/70
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Shared By: Bill Lawry on Sep 26, 2007
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

Route finding will probably not be much of an issue on this route. The first pitch is likely the crux.

Pitch 1: Climb the obvious weakness in the corner to a ledge. Traverse north on the ledge to the far side of the west face.

Pitch 2: Take the easiest line up and trending right.

Location

Descend the south side of Tombstone as described on the Tombstone page. West Face Traverse starts near the first obvious rock bench that affords a view of the west face.

Protection

The end of the 1st pitch is at a anchor of 2 bolts and 1 piton. The second pitch is long so a few extra slings may be useful. There are tree anchors at top although the leader may want to extend the anchor to improve communications.

Rack suggestion (from Robin): "A double set of cams to #2 and a single set of nuts would be sufficient for the route. You could also probably do it with a single set of cams and doubles of nuts."

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Robin
Albuquerque, NM
  5.5 PG13
Robin   Albuquerque, NM
  5.5 PG13
A fun route with easy climbing a good pro.

I did on this 6-8-08. You don't need anything bigger than a #2 C4, although I did place two of them on the final pitch. I used some small cams too. A double set of cams to #2 and a single set of nuts would be sufficient for the route. You could also probably do it with a single set of cams and doubles of nuts, but I haven't tried that yet. Jun 9, 2008