Trip Report
Tombstone Shadows

by MH2
Tuesday September 13, 2011 2:36pm
I decide to try a new crag. The crag where rolfr was accosted by a dog walker about bolting development.

I glance at the map. Go up Woodgreen to some other road called Wood-something.

I wind up Woodgreen past Wood-this, Wood-that, Woody Woodpecker, Would-a-Woodchuck-chuck-that-much-Wood,

I should have taken a better look at the map.

Visit on

I go into the woods, find the canyon, find a way down into the canyon.

Visit on

No crag yet. I head upstream.

Visit on

Probably not.

Visit on


Visit on


Visit on

She doesn't look a lot like her internet picture.

Visit on

I climb routes 2, 3, 4, and 5. #4 takes 2 tries and #5 takes 3. The FA has revised the grades downward. There are tricky and strenuous moves.

The crag is deeply fractured top to bottom and threatens to calve into the creek.

Inside route #3.

Visit on

Three people come walking along the creek. No dogs. One walker says he thinks the bolts, "are cool."

Visit on

The routes don't go to the top but at least one finish has been added.

Visit on

Trying to get back to the light.

Visit on

  Trip Report Views: 2,248
About the Author
MH2 is a climber from .


Trad climber
  Sep 16, 2011 - 01:51am PT
Thanks for the trip report.

I posted the topos and routes up on that other climbing site. (MP) I made a new topo for Tombstone, it looks a little more like the real thing.

A long way from where I started
  Sep 16, 2011 - 02:07am PT
Great pictures. Sometimes I miss the North Shore.

Did you ever go back and look at that cliff in Mosquito Creek canyon?


Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
  Sep 16, 2011 - 02:59am PT
Cracked me up! "She doesn't look like her Internet picture."

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Author's Reply  Sep 16, 2011 - 01:30pm PT
Did you ever go back and look at that cliff in Mosquito Creek canyon?

Too much dark magic up there.

I am saving my mojo for Zeke's Wall.