American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California-Sierra Nevada, Tombstone Shadow, Big Baldy Dome, Sequoia National Forest

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  • Publication Year: 1987

Tombstone Shadow, Big Baldy Dome, Sequoia National Forest. In May, Roy Swafford, Barry Fowlie and I climbed a four-pitch route which starts in a huge left-facing corner on Big Baldy’s south face. Steep but easy climbing up the comer leads to a pitch of precarious climbing up an overhanging, leaning finger-crack and chimney. Easier climbing then led to the summit. The loose blocks which helped the route earn its name are now removed. (III, 5.10.)

E. C. Joe, Stonemasher Alpine Club

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