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Original Route/Tombstone Wall 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 7 pitches, 900', Grade IV
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Pat Ament and Fred Pfahler, 1967
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Submitted By: Ben Bruestle on Jan 1, 2005

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Huge upper dihedral leading to bridge

Description 

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.

Protection 

A good selection of wires ,TCUs, Friends, and slings. No bolts on route currently.


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Early climber (Tom Greisan) downstream of the Tombstone Wall, photo courtesy Scott Shilling collection
BETA PHOTO: Early climber (Tom Greisan) downstream of the Tomb...

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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.