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

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 435', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Stewart Green, Cliff Powers, and Keo Boulton, 2011
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Submitted By: Kyle Harris on Aug 7, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Tombstone Butte is on the far left and Canyon Poin...

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A fun moderate climb, with a cool top out on canyon point butte.


P1:From the Right facing crack climb up the short chimney to gain the top of the ledge and there will be the first piton the main butte. follow this line of pitons to the first belay station. P2:Continue from belay station and head North on ridge line till you come to the base of two cracks. A single drilled piton will be in the middle of the two cracks.
P3:build a natural belay station and climb the Right crack to another set of anchors just above the crack to the left. From here continue up on easy fourth class to the summit.


The first pitch is protected by three drilled in pitons on a pocketed face, and the crack takes hand sized protection. there is fixed anchors on the first pitch and at the top of the third, but only one drilled in piton for the intermediate belay station at the start of pitch two.

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From: Keswick Cumbria.UK
Oct 11, 2015

Agree great piece of rock . We did find a easier scramble in that area to traverse the skyline years back when we were doing climbs on the Tombstone.Miss that area now here in the damp UK
By Stewart M. Green
Oct 12, 2015

Fun route! FA: Stewart Green, Cliff Powers, and Keo Boulton, 2011. The crack to the left, Blown Away (5.7+ R), is also a fun one. FA: Bill Olszewski and Logan Berndt, 2011.
By TheE
May 26, 2016

Several guide books ive encountered have listed that there are a set of double bolts/chain along the spine. After climbing up there using the single hanger on the east side we found the bolts had been cut on the top. We found another way down but be aware if you are expecting this to be a simple sports climb.

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