The Tombstone

Type: 
Rock
Description: 
Adventurous climbing in a nice location with some of the best finger crack climbing at Kawakawa. Climb the first pitch of Snake Charmer to walk to the start of The Tombstone or bush-bash up approximately twenty meters right from the start. There are three alternative second pitches
Reference: 
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Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
12125mYes
 Follow the series of hand cracks up to a small ledge and continue five meters right into the traversing finger crack. Trad belay (big sling) and small to med cams on the arête ten meters below the next ledge to avoid bad rope drag.
21710mYes
 Pitch 2.a (17) 10m Short pitch two meters right of the arête.
3160mYes
 Pitch 2.b (16) 10m Five meters right of the arête is a corner this is the easier, original finish.
4200mYes
 Pitch 2.c (20) 15m We we nugu mi mi apana
Grade: 
21 ,17 ,16 ,20
Quality: 
2.01
Gone: 
0
Length: 
35m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
F.A. Dan Head solo in trainers at dusk (with tree aid at crux) Jan. 2011 F.F.A: Dan Head, Ruth Sayger. March 2012.
Route Image: 
UUID: 
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