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The Cirque of the Climbables (aka The Tombstone)
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Deep Voodoo 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c C2

Type:  Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 380', Grade V
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c C2 [details]
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Submitted By: Jay 1975 on Nov 1, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: Rapping from second pitch anchors. Deep Voodoo is ...

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side of first tombstone.

I'm sure i might not be the only one, but i have done this route clean at C2 in November 2001.Recently I have seen chalk and tick marks on the aid pitch...sick!


Rack: 3 sets nuts/RPs, 1 set cams to #3, 3 sets TCUs...or throw out computer then open up the book and read the rack.

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By Luke Malatesta
From: Moab Utah
Aug 3, 2007

According to the ASCA's website, the route went clean in 1999 @ C3+ during an aid solo (
An amazing route....I havent done it yet but find it to look a bit more hard than c2.
By Old Skool
May 4, 2008

C3/C3+ When I Solo'd it clean in '99 and again when I returned to finish fixing up all the anchor's in '00. Jimmy Dunn and Dean Potter where still working on FFA of "Play'n Hooky" when I did my last trip. Afterwards, Dean asked me about the pro etc and at what Free Rating would it go at... I guessed in the .13's. He said he may give it a go.
By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Nov 22, 2008
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C3-

All of the webbing on the anchors is in need of repair. THe old Fixed Knife Blades are time bombs. Combine pitches 1-2. One rope rap from the last pitch to the third and then a rap barely gets you to the top of pitch one. Lots of nuts! Someone should finish the route and do a bolt ladder to the top. It is a little anticlimactic to see the top thirty feet from you but the route ends.
By Stiles
From: the Mountains
Oct 14, 2013

Crux pitch is looong and uniformly small gear, soaked up #5 HB offset brassies. Very scarred. No C2 about it, pretty stiff, thought we. Big fall potential, but steep and clean. Depends on the size of your rack, l reckon. No fixed KBs as mentioned
By nicolas blair
Mar 17, 2017

What is a good guide book for aid in Moab?

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