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Boot Hill 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Paul Crawford, Paul Obanheim and Jay Smith, 1984
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Submitted By: Salamanizer on Oct 11, 2006

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Boot Hill climbs the white face to the right of To...

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Description 

Face climb to the right of Tombstone Terror. One of the best sport routes at the leap. Clean, steep and well protected. If follows a series of flakes, small edges and pinches up a nearly overhanging white wall. This route's FA was originally done with a couple bolts and pins. Yikes!

Protection 

7 Draws


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Prepping for the onsight onslaught!
Prepping for the onsight onslaught!
Boothill Graveyard, Tombstone AZ.  The Dragoon Mountains, home to Cochise Stronghold, are in the background.
BETA PHOTO: Boothill Graveyard, Tombstone AZ. The Dragoon Mou...
Karsten makes his way to the first bolt on Boot Hill.  No boots required. (Ok, maybe a small pair.)
Karsten makes his way to the first bolt on Boot Hi...
Typical headstone, Boothill Graveyard
BETA PHOTO: Typical headstone, Boothill Graveyard
A series of powerful moves finally relents at this rest. <br /> <br />September 2010
A series of powerful moves finally relents at this...

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By 426
Mar 8, 2007

Definitely a great route with unique moves. Well protected and fun!

Used to be 11a in the old white guide, could be harder if you are shorter...
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Jun 18, 2007
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Wow! Powerful moves on steep rock. .11a? I bet this would be rated harder at some climbing areas...
By Michael Ybarra
From: on the road
Oct 15, 2008

And at some places it would be rated easier.
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Nov 13, 2008
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Yeah right. This thing isn't .10 anywhere in the country.
By squiddo
From: Mountain View, CA
Apr 13, 2009

yep....one hard 11a
By tallmark515
From: San Francisco
Jun 28, 2009
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Either harder than .11a or very sustained .11a (or both), I can't tell. Either way, this is has got to be the finest face climb that I've done at the leap.

First 20 feet are unprotected with a bad landing. Once you clip the first bolt, the business starts and continues until you start dike hopping 3/4 of the way up the route. Crux is everything in between and involves some powerful flake pulling, mantling, liebacking and most importantly... lots of endurance.
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Jul 15, 2009
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Boothill is the graveyard in Tombstone AZ, named such because Tombstone was a town 'where men died with their boots on.'