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The Tombstone Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Chris JD on Jan 11, 2008
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Description 

A very distinct landmark in the area and obvious for climbing.
Sunny most of the day.
Same Schist as the rest of the area but this block is toppled and the climbing a little different from the rest of the surrounding area and a little sharper.

Getting There 

From Wanaka-
Take the road to Glendhu Bay, continue past the Bay and 5km later you'll see the Tomstone.
Continue driving past to the first car park on the left. This the Main Cliff parking area. Walk back to the tombstone.

Climbing Season

For the South Island area.

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',1],['5.11',3],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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The Crack 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  Oceania : New Zealand : ... : The Tombstone
The crux seems to be in the first third of the route. Gear is a little harder to place - you'll need the smaller cams. This route has seen a lot of use and the polished crack shows it. It still offers a great thrill of a climb though. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By markguycan
From: flagstaff, AZ
Jan 27, 2010
There are a couple of good steep sport routes on the back side. they go at 20 and 23; although the 23 is mostly grade 20 with only a couple of feet of "impossible" climbing.

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