Tombstone Blues 6a
[Approaching the crux., 3 kb]21m. The line out right of The Shield. The tombstone itself is engraved in the rock near the start. © ROCKFAX
FA. Alan Steele, Frank Walker 2003

Photo: Approaching the crux. © Jemma Race

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 275 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 12/Oct/14 with Dan

pebbles - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/14 with astrid, ali

nedly - Lead - 26/Sep/14 with Olly Roberts

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14

pebbles - Lead - 23/Aug/14 with graham booth, ali

D.botts87 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14

Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Peri, Ali Wood

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/14

Hidden - Aug/14

robbo157 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/14 with Neil Cooper

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/14

Luke Jones - 2nd - 20/Jul/14 with JR - LMC

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/14

Hidden - TR - 09/Jul/14

Matt Reed - 2nd - 06/Jul/14 with Peter Stridgeon

pete40 - Lead - 06/Jul/14

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Phil

Phil Mercer - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/14 with John Brayshaw

D Tempest - Lead - 22/Jun/14 with Paul

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jun/14

saraguti - Lead β - 21/Jun/14 with Axford Studios

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/14

FarmerFred - TR O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Josh

AnitaClimb - TR - 29/May/14 with Jimena, Lee, Paul

Conan - 2nd - 21/May/14 with KMC

BigTone - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/14

Nice climb. Occasionally feels a little bold, but not excessively so.
gav - Lead β - 13/Apr/14 with Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Mar/14

BTphonehome - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/14 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Bram

kasha_gregson - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Bram

tmawer - Lead rpt - 28/Feb/14 with Bram

BTphonehome - Lead rpt - 28/Feb/14 with Tony

arbarnes - Lead - 2014

Martyn Nicholson - Lead - 2014

Unknownbiker - Lead - 12/Oct/13 with Simon Burn, stev1e.wilso

stev1e.wilso - TR - 12/Oct/13 with Simon Burn, Sam

Hidden - Lead β - 12/Oct/13

rob.grafton - Lead - 14/Sep/13 with Craig

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/13 with Tony

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/13

Chris wilson - Lead - 04/Sep/13 with Jacek

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/13

tmawer - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/13 with Jaime Robertson

PeteCheung - Lead - 25/Aug/13 with Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13

tmawer - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/13 with Sean

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Aug/13

alpinismo.uk - TR - 27/Jul/13

Good route, as good as the others.
eldre070 - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Mike dodds

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jun/13

rob.grafton - Lead - 26/Jun/13 with Jim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13

Duncan 88 - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Andrew Bladon

Hidden - Lead - Jun/13

Danny Crump - Lead - 20/May/13 with Richard Vaughan

great route but move above overlap too bold for me to lead at the mo
Tanya Savage - TR - 19/May/13 with Neil Pacey

Hidden - 19/May/13

Great route!
Neil Pacey - Lead rpt - 19/May/13 with Tanya Savage

petekeron - Lead O/S - 17/May/13 with Chris Wright

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/13

Ant Man Bee - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Pierre Mathiot, Graham Dolman

keithlambley - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with John T

D Tempest - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Liz

Seymore Butt - 2013

jamesgodwin64 - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12

woodsy - Lead - 23/Sep/12

Adrianw - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Victoria Shelmerdine, Leslie Humphreys

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/12

john morrissey - 12/Aug/12 with Tim Bertenshaw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12

monkeyman79 - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12 with David Edmondson

Mike Hargreaves - AltLd - Aug/12 with Ben Dowman

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/12

not convinced this is the same route. found the crux hard this time, and didnt do it cleanly, but if its the same route i found it absolutely fine the previous time, which seems a bit odd...
pebbles - Lead dog - 14/Jul/12 with poppy, ali

j4kub - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/12 with claire gibson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/12

adamjeffs - Lead rpt - 18/Jun/12

airborne - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Huw Davies

Lakesben - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

nevetsplummer - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

ninkinlous - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

kato'sdad - TR - 22/May/12 with KMC

Ken Taylor - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with Steve Livingstone

Sue Underwood - 2nd O/S - 22/May/12 with Polly Sullivan, Nick Russell

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/May/12

Polly4 - Lead - 22/May/12 with Sue Underwood

Really nice line going over the Tombstone engraved on the wall. Some technical moves challenged me, but always felt on top of it, even at height. Loved it.
Beronj - Lead - 08/May/12 with Zara

markfairbank - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Harry Middleton, Ray Sharples

D Tempest - Lead - 15/Apr/12

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 28/Mar/12

John Postlethwaite - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with John and Nicky

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead - 19/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead - 28/Oct/11

mfisher - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Olly Roberts

matty123 - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Tom Keaveny

Tom Keaveny - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with bweakers

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Matty

Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Duncan Dunbar

tmawer - Lead rpt - 01/Oct/11 with Jaime Robertson, andrea

Hidden - Lead - 01/Oct/11

Rachel Somerville - Lead rpt - 28/Sep/11 with Ali Wood

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/11

pebbles - Lead β - 25/Sep/11 with richard

Hidden - Lead - 25/Sep/11

I liked this - nice moves never hard
lithos - Lead - 25/Sep/11 with richard w

joeflan - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/11

timmsy - Lead β - 04/Sep/11 with Neil

Simon Rackley - Lead O/S - Sep/11 with micky t

Good route.
DaveHo - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Janet

steven - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Ade

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/11

LardClimber - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Nic Dynes

Duncan 88 - Lead O/S - Jul/11

Andy Chambers - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Frank Booth

David Smith - Lead - 28/Jun/11 with trever Good

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/11

Peter Smith - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/11 with Steve Simpson, Mick Leather

craig matheson - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11

Very enjoyable
Peter Smith - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/11 with Mick Leather

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/11

ChrisB.19 - TR - 09/Jun/11 with Anne, George

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 09/Jun/11 with Anne Daykin, Bern Hardman

FrankEd - Lead - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/11

Shuttsie - 2nd - 31/May/11 with Andrea Sales

Andy Graham - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Stu Bolton, Ali Woods

Mattyk - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Wilky

Tim W - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with Matt Kilner

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Tim, Ali

D Tempest - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/11

philski46 - Apr/11

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - 2011

djromberg - 2011

KevB - Lead - 20/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10

Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Tanya Savage

Bob - Lead rpt - 17/Oct/10 with S. Harry

mountain man ed - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10

Heather651 - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/10

joe_lancs - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/10

Karlos - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Ben

Nodmister - Lead dog - 30/Aug/10 with Karl

oooeese - Lead β - 15/Aug/10 with stvey

stvey - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Louise

tmawer - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/10 with Paul

It had just finished raining so tried to avoid the wet holds
Bob - Lead rpt - 01/Aug/10 with S. Harry

tmawer - Lead rpt - 31/Jul/10 with andrea

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/10

mattish2000 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Nick

Vikki Haydock - TR β - 06/Jul/10 with Keith Roberts

petellis - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Sloth, Dorris

Hidden - TR - 15/Jun/10

Conan - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Chris Michalak

Hidden - TR - 15/Jun/10

Hidden - TR - 05/Jun/10

gb05 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Ben Robinson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10

Rose - 2nd - 04/Jun/10 with Dave

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/10

Ran out of energy and rained off.
McKenna - Lead dnf - 29/May/10 with Stewart D

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with mick, wayne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/May/10

Andrew1 - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Hulda

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

rockrat - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/10 with Jemma Race

Bob - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/10 with G. Macauley

good flake and nice climb
Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Alex Young

alexyoung - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Matchbox

Bulls Crack - Lead O/S - Oct/09 with Simon D

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09

Rachel Somerville - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/09 with Ali Wood

Bob - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with G. Macauley

Starting to get crimpy and energetic. what a sight at the top!
AshWall - Lead - 29/May/09 with Andrew

Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Ali Wood

Hidden - Lead - May/09

climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Andy Hobson

Leelogs - Lead - 25/Apr/09 with Chris

joeflan - Lead O/S - Apr/09

mbambi - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09

Adamec Jan - Lead - 2009 with Hanka

ekaterina sigida - Lead - 2009 with Richard Moses

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Oct/08

Dave Rumney - 05/Oct/08 with Sean Roberts

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08

gibbo38 - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with brian

naughtybadboy - Lead - 21/Sep/08 with Paul Gibson

tash - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08 with ellie

robert10507 - 2nd - 30/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08

Booey - 2nd - 27/Jul/08

ian d f - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with Mark

markfromstoke - Lead - Jul/08 with Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/08

Claire S-J - 2nd - May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Apr/08

duzinga - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/08 with Pete

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/08

Simon Rackley - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/08 with andy barnes, darren hudson

Hidden - 09/Feb/08

gonzo_ls9 - 2008

petegunn - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Dec/07

Hidden - TR dog - 30/Dec/07

Raining/Spitting. Nice flake. COLD.
Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/07 with Alex Young

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Nov/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/07

Dave Westby - Lead - 21/Jun/07 with Tony Hulme

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07

furry - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Alex Young

alexyoung - 2nd rpt - 08/Apr/07 with Steve

spacey - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/07 with jo macey

jossa - 2nd - Mar/07 with Moley

Hidden - TR rpt - 04/Feb/07

simoncov - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Steve

alexyoung - TR dog - 2007 with Paul "The Dark Side" and Kirsty

Hidden - TR O/S - 13/Oct/06

Tom Phillips - Lead rpt - 17/Sep/06 with leo

Andy Hudson - Lead - 09/Sep/06 with Alan

Hidden - Lead - 26/Aug/06

Tom Phillips - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/06 with John

K Wall - Lead - 29/Jul/06

debbien1 - TR O/S - 29/Jul/06 with Bill

Andy Chubb - Lead - 29/Jul/06 with Bill Wheeler

rilem - 2nd - 20/Jul/06 with Rog S

sdht - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06 with Sam Stell

reg_measures - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06 with timmy elson

Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/06 with dick

AlanDavis - TR - Jul/06 with Howie

Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/06 with martyn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/06

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/06

Mark A Humphries - Lead β - 01/Mar/06 with gary wood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/06

khawk - Lead - Feb/06 with WH

Hidden - 24/Sep/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/05

Brown - Lead RP - 25/Jul/05 with Laurence King

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/05

Trobbo - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/05 with darren hartley

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/05

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - Mar/05 with Ian

Hammy - Lead - 28/Aug/04 with Joe Gittens

tapley - Lead - 23/May/04 with Alison Tapley

Paul Clarke - Lead - 2004 with Various

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/03

Dave Musgrove - Lead - Oct/03

Trobbo - Lead O/S - 09/May/03 with martin bennett

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