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Changing Forms 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jack Marshall, Sam Owings
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Submitted By: 72HW Holly on Feb 9, 2009

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Dante making the 3rd clip on Changing Forms


Thin edges lead to fun plates halfway up. The top out looks a lot more daunting than it is.


Furthest bolt line to the right as you face the Tombstones.


3 bolts - chains on top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Photo/topo for The Tombstones, Horseman's Center
BETA PHOTO: Photo/topo for The Tombstones, Horseman's Center
Rock Climbing Photo: Lluis at the upper crux.
Lluis at the upper crux.

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By C Miller
From: CA
Jan 11, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

The best route on this wall, this technical outing is much more sustained than the rest of the others here.

A slabby start on thin edges leads into the crux just past the 1st bolt as you highstep onto an edge, higher easy moves gain some jugs at the 3rd bolt which are followed up and right slightly to a vertical face finish with slopers and edges.
By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Sep 23, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Maybe I was "off route" by following the bolt line straight up, but this felt a lot harder than 5.10a... Very thin edges at the bottom.
By Chris Asencio
From: Hesperia, CA
Oct 20, 2011
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Really thin edges past the first bolt, then some balancy moves from third bolt to anchors. Favorite on the wall, but very sustained
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Jan 17, 2012
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Very sustained right from the start with lots of good moves, significantly burlier than the other routes on the wall.
By BAd
Feb 9, 2014
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

After doing a bunch of the 10a's in the area, this is WAY harder. I gave it a 10+ rating. I bailed on it this time. You're welcome to my bail 'biner. If you're expecting something in the easy/moderate 10 range, be ready for a fight. Thin!
By Jack C. Beckley
From: arcadia ca
Nov 4, 2015

In my opinion i would say it is harder then 10a/b...i would like to suggest 10c? great climb tho! Once you get past the last bolt, it is slightly run out to the top but there are some nice jugs

Rock Climbing Photo: after clipping the first bolt
after clipping the first bolt
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Jan 25, 2016

Working the wall from the easiest to the hardest this route was the first (but not last) to have thoughtful movements and stiff climbing. This baby is 10a/b old-skool style with possible stalls while climbing and even rethinking of your approach. Amazing that these 3 bolt wonders can pack such a technical punch.

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