Tomb of Sorrows
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Very cool start to Tomb of Sorrows. Photo by ML Mc...
Begin in the chimney right of the huge slab and the route Incline Club (aka Inclination). Climb the chimney onto a chockstone. You can clip a bolt on the right wall to protect the start. Step left and climb the right edge of the slab to anchors shared with Incline Club.
You can also climb directly up the arete; start just left of the chimney. A steep headwall (5.8) leads to the lower-angle slab above. This line meets up with the other start at the fourth bolt.
6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. The route is 75' long.
BETA PHOTO: Tomb of Sorrows. You can clip the bolt on the rig...
BETA PHOTO: Tomb of Sorrows.
The new start goes up the arete...
Nickie Kelly enjoying the new start to Tomb of Sor...
Nickie Kelly cruising up Tomb of Sorrows on a beau...
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|Comments on Tomb of Sorrows
|By Ron Olsen|
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 7, 2005
Richard Rossiter just added a new start to the route, up the arete left of the chimney. A steep 5.8 face move gains the slab, then it's a cruise up to the anchors. It's worth doing if the chimney is wet from recent rain. See Photo for details.
From: Bear Creek, CO
Jun 10, 2010
I feel like the start is more like 5.7, and the slab above more like 5.4. The only thing that makes the start tough is that you can't really see your feet, but there are huge footholds through that section.