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8. Tombstone

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8. Tombstone Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.07379, -106.45172 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: nate post on Oct 26, 2014
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Tombstone stands out and resembles a very large tombstone. It is the farthest area up the trail on the west side of Monitor, just a little higher up and left of the Endless Wall. There are only two routes sharing the same anchor. Both routes have bolts but some additional gear could be nice. A 70 meter rope is what I had, you might be able to reach the ground with a 60m rope, but it will be close.


A. Beggar's Tomb, 10, 1p, 90', gear.
B. Meanderthal , 10-, 1p, 90', gear.

Getting There 

Hike up and past the Endless Wall. It really pops out and faces more southwest than the rest of Monitor. It is also separated from the rest of the wall by a large chimney. It is 15 minutes from the highway.

Climbing Season

For the Monitor Rock area.

Weather station 7.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Beggar's Tomb 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Colorado : Independence Pass : ... : 8. Tombstone
Start off on the left side of the Tombstone, and climb the left-facing dihedral. I placed a gold cam and a small stopper. Once I clipped the first bolt at about 30 feet up, I climbed out of the dihedral and onto the face. The rest of this climb is protected by 5 or 6 bolts to chain anchors. The crux is pulling some small crimps in between bolts 4 and 5 at the bulge....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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