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The Headstone proper can be said to end on the right at Rock Nazi just before the trail drops under a large detached boulder. The Headstone is an imposing 250 ft West facing yellow wall that gets good sun from noon till sundown. If you climb at Devil's Head, you will climb The Headstone. It is pure classic.
From the Zinn Overlook, take a faint trail down and left, heading directly toward the most imposing crag in sight. Cross a small talus field to the base; routes start all the way to the left around the corner and in a huge dihedral.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Headstone:
Chickenhead 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches
Head Games 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 150'
Slab Variation 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Lions and Chipmunks and Bears, Oh My 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Noble Savage 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad
Remote Control 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 2 pitches
Alienist 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 2 pitches, 100'
Clouds of Jupiter 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch
Scratchy Face 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch
Topaz 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 2 pitches, 220'
Rock Nazi 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Io 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 2 pitches
Haus Flake 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 2 pitches, 160'
The V-Slaught 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 2 pitches, 100'
Razor Burn 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport
Project (aka Who Haas Done It) 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
The Rampart Rage 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Trad, Sport, 2 pitches
The Epitaph 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
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Topaz 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CO : South Platte : ... : The Headstone
The ultimate classic Headstone route and one of the best moderate lines on the hill, Topaz is a must do. The route fires straight up the middle of the Headstone in rather roughish looking rock. It begins on a sparsely bolted slab, passes a small roof, and fires straight up in two pitches of pure classic crimps, flakes, layaways, chickenheads, and a roof just below the first anchor. The first pitch is nearly 150 feet long; the second about 70 feet. To descend, rap the line using either ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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