Original Route/Tombstone Wall
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|Type: ||Trad, 7 pitches, 900', Grade IV|
|FA: ||Pat Ament and Fred Pfahler, 1967|
|Submitted By: ||Ben Bruestle on Jan 1, 2005|
Huge upper dihedral leading to bridge
East of the bridge looking west, traverse a long cactus-filled ledge to the bottom of the middle wall.(Pitch 1) 90 feet up slightly less than vertical face, via an old piton crack, to a marginal stance below a rounded roof; (Pitches 2&3)180 feet up high angle wall to a slippery ramp leading 10 feet right into base of vertical groove; (Pitch 4) 80 feet up groove to wide ledge, traverse right to huge red dihedral; (Pitches 5&6)two more leads up giant flakes and blocks on dihedral, passing an overhang on left; (Pitch 7) 100 feet of 4th-class, finish between bridge supports on cement platform.
A good selection of wires ,TCUs, Friends, and slings. No bolts on route currently.
|Photos of Original Route/Tombstone Wall Slideshow
BETA PHOTO: Early climber (Tom Greisan) downstream of the Tomb...
|Comments on Original Route/Tombstone Wall
|By Ben Bruestle|
From: Pueblo, CO
Jun 29, 2004
The Original Route climbs next to the left skyline in the above photo.
|By Kipp Schorr|
Oct 8, 2004
Hey anybody know anything about this route? Good? And where I can get a topo of it? Muchas gracias.