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Tomb of the Unknown 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: James Schroeder on Dec 15, 2006

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Description 

Climb the crack and chimney system to the top.
(aka "Tomb of the Unknown Homo")

Location 

On the South face of the South buttress of Elephant rocks. Found just right of the corner.

Protection 

Standard rack


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Rock Climbing Photo: Burt topping out on Tomb of Unknown.  Glad to be a...
Burt topping out on Tomb of Unknown. Glad to be a...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tomb of Unknown, lead.  I believe that is Two Fing...
Tomb of Unknown, lead. I believe that is Two Fing...
Rock Climbing Photo: Almost over the top of Tomb of Unknown
Almost over the top of Tomb of Unknown
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By James Schroeder
Administrator
From: Sauk County, WI
Dec 16, 2006

Burt-

Glad to see someone else knows where Elephant Rocks is...
By James Schroeder
Administrator
From: Sauk County, WI
May 28, 2007

Be aware of the two death blocks lurking on this route. I did it over Memorial Day weekend and they scared the crap out of me.
By Tradiban
Jun 28, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Didn't see any death blocks, great climb with nice finger locks. I like those ;)
By Peter Arndt
Jun 29, 2011

Nick: Definitely a loose block. It would be at foot level when standing up in tomb. Don't know if it qualifies as "death block" however. Agree it is a very nice route.
By Doug Hemken
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Jul 4, 2011

Big loose block - put your belayer off to the right side. If you enter the tomb toward the right you will miss the loose block. Not sure if it would actually come out.

Sweet route: the crux reminds me of an easier version of Roger's Roof.
By Sean Peter
From: IL
Oct 6, 2014

Great route for someone to start learning hand jams and finger locks.

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