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The Tombstone Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,924'
Location: 40.39444, -123.33056 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Rick Shull, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Lurker on Dec 1, 2015
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Description 

Tall tombstone-shaped slab between the Main Tower and the Visionary Buttress. Immaculate white and grey rock.

Getting There 

Far left side of the main Marble Caves formation, approximately 15 minute approach from the parking lot.

Climbing Season

For the Redwood Coast area.

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['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]


Featured Route For The Tombstone

Pork Sword 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  California : Redwood Coast : ... : The Tombstone
Straight up the gut of the Tombstone. Start on 3 bolts of slightly overhanging jugs, hit a small ledge, then launch up the slabby and technical upper section. The upper wall features scoops, pockets, and flakes on impeccable white and grey limestone and is pretty sustained at 5.10+/5.11-. The crux comes at the second-to-last bolt, making a long move past a jug rail to a textured scoop....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Steve Harrison
From: Arcata
Mar 15, 2017
The description should read between the main wall and visionary buttress. I couldn't make out a tombstone.
By Lurker
Administrator
From: Verdi, NV
Mar 15, 2017
Thanks for the catch, I fixed that. Also if you look at the formation that Pork Sword is on from further back, it's definitely shaped like a tombstone.

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