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ras wrote:I'm having trouble finding the current topos for knucklehead and tombstomb, where are they?
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Quick report. Went to explore these new climbs after work yesterday and found dry, cool stone and great climbs. The Knucklehead formation was in good shape (but could use more traffic to combat the green machine). We did the two moderate crack climbs ( 5.9 & 5.8 ) and they were both fun, well protected routes. One bit of beta: when approaching the top of the climbs look for a big (fir?) tree on a point jutting out, and behind the tree are some black painted chains for rappelling. You have to look very carefully to find them.
Many thanks to Rolf and others who discovered and equipped these lines. (Tombstone was not possible to climb from the creekbed up - needs more time for the creek level to drop further.)
Creek level is now (just barely) low enough for climbing at the Tombstone.
On 8/12/16 climbed Undertaker - after exiting roof, there is an "X" marked in chalk on left side of crack (and this is marked in red on the photo). That is a loose block that should be removed with a crowbar. However, just above it (also forming the left side of the crack) the rock shifts slightly - and does not support gear placements - I found out the hard way (this is marked in blue on the photo). If visiting, consider bringing trundling tools and do so on rappel. When leading, place good gear just before exiting roof as the next good placement will be a bit further up the crack.
Also climbed Headstone. I thought a #4 Camalot would have been handy just below anchors. A brick-sized rock broke off lower down. Helmets advised for climbers and belayers. Fun route though...might be harder than 5.8 if you're short.
In it's current state, this route should be avoided until someone takes some tools down there and removes the flake. There're some sizeable blocks there that are inevitably going to come off soon, and hurt someone. Bit of a shame because those flakes are super fun to climb on. Be aware..
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