Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
Scott Duemler, Aaron Collins, Mark Geikenjoyner FFA David Bloom
8 quickdraws & doubles cams .3 (bd) to .75, single #1, #2, #3, nuts.
Ascends the prominant 250 ft. tombstone-shaped wall approximately 5-10 minutes upstream from where the approach trail meets with the creek. It's on the left, 100 yards before Bird of Prey. Hop across creek (probably wont get wet) at the base of the tombstone on it's right side, then walk across ramp to chimney on left side of tombstone. P1: Fun and mostly clean chimney, 5.9 4 bolts and pro to ledge with two bolt anchor, 85ft. P2: Traverse right to block, placing a couple pieces of pro then clipping bolts on steep but solid rock, clip the fixed nut (you'll be glad it's fixed) then continue without much of a rest on awkward moves, pull stretchy roof using left side features then into easier crack. Continue to 2 bolt anchor, 110ft. The second pitch is strenuous and without any real rests.
Two raps using a 70M rope. Two directional/chain draws have been left on the second pitch for the rappel. Clip them on the rappel down or you won't be able to reach the ledge due to overhanging nature of the wall.
Submitted by: sed on 2010-07-23
Last Modified: 2010-08-23
Route ID: 105740
Thanks for getting me to climb this with you scott It awesome!!. The wall looks like a tomb stone so the route name is appropriate . The first pitch is epinepherine quality above water,called it Out Of Darkness Into The Light. On the second pitch both scott and I took lead falls going for the high point so we call the pitch Falling From Grace. Once you hit the crux you'll thank God for the fixed nut:) please leave it for the next guy :) its hard to place while holding on, unless your matt segal:)