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posted Oct 20, 2018, 7:30 AM by Mick Levin
Mortician (V5) is probably a new line at the Tombstone area. From a scrunchy sit start, a balancy and unusual sequence takes you up the face and arete just behind Buried Alive. It's really fun and protects well.
https://youtu.be/tGQEh4B6oNA

Luke Buxton's Undertaker (V6-R) goes up this face too, but apparently from a stand start, and I guess you aren't supposed to use the arete until you reach the bad part of it and make a crux throw, risking a paralysis-inducing backwards fall onto the Tombstone boulder. Not my cup of tea, but it does look cool.

For what it's worth, there's probably room for another route on this face that just uses the right arete and involves a risk of serious injury not just at the top, but at every single move! Diversity is the spice of life.
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