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Routes in The Tombstones

Beg to Differ S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Changing Forms S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Chunky Monkey S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Grave Humor TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Outspoken, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shunned, The S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Some Of Us Become Surgeons S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Torn Flesh S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Total Darkness T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Whole Lotta Trouble S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Sport, 30 ft
FA: Jack Marshall, Sam Owings
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Shared By: Bill Olszewski on Jan 19, 2008
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The second bolt line from the left, Torn Flesh is another stellar climb. The crimps are very sharp, hence the name, but provide very positive holds. Start a bit left of the first bolt. There is a sweet lesser crux right off the ground, utilizing a beautiful crimp and tiny feet that you just have to trust. Moving right and gaining the good flake allows one to clip the first bolt. The crux comes while passing the second bolt but there are several sweet .10a moves that follow. All in all a nice sequence of careful balance movement on thin edges. The stance for the anchor is fairly sketchy, but not too crazy. Another must do! Rappel to descend.


4 bolts, bolted anchor


C Miller
C Miller   CA  
Thin edging up crisp edges before the 1st bolt is the crux after which it's fairly moderate but interesting and somewhat technical climbing. Rated 5.10c in the guidebook but it feels easier than the 5.10b just to the left. Jan 11, 2010
Nelson Day
Joshua Tree, CA
Nelson Day   Joshua Tree, CA
Crimpy. The whole way up. The crux is definitely getting off the ground and before the first bolt.
Aug 25, 2011
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
Past the first bolt the route is steep and balancy, a fun route and a tad intense. Jan 17, 2012
Short but interesting and fun. Feb 25, 2013

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