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'Lectric Granny T 
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Crosscurrent S,TR 
Dirty Rotten Horror T,TR 
Edge of the Sea T 
Feeding Frenzy S 
Jazz the Glass S 
Riptide T,S 
Where There's a Drill, There's a Way S 

Edge of the Sea 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: B. Smoot & J. Smoot '89
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Apr 15, 2004

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Edge of the Sea

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Edge of the Sea is an excellent climb on the Riptide Wall. It climbs up various cracks just right of an arete. Scramble up easy rock to a hand crack. Cruise up the crack (5.6ish) until it narrows to a thin finger crack. Climb through this (crux) and link it with many other small cracks more or less straight up to a ledge. Then use the anchors for Astroprojection.


Standard Rack. Small to medium gear.

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By Nathan Fisher
Apr 5, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Edge of the Sea is different than all the other routes on this wall as it has much better hands. A nice change of pace.
By Tea
Jun 7, 2006

a few fun moves, and as Nathan stated...a different flavor than most all of the other Parley's routes.
By T Roper
Dec 28, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Its worth bringing the rack down for this one. Its my personal favorite climb on the side of I80.
By triznuty
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 29, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I agree with Mobley.. Also not a bad lead a couple climbs to the right of this one (Riptide). Might as well since you've got your rack!
By rging
From: Salt Lake City, Ut
Jul 6, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Traversing from one crack system to another (and figuring out where to) is a bit tricky but other than that its pretty straighforward.
By Alex Quitiquit
From: Salt Lake City
Aug 2, 2012
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Graded this as I usually do, that is for the area, at 4 stars. Although it requires you to slog the rack down, it's well worth it. Climbs a cool linking crack system, takes nuts very well, and is great lead. My favorite for Parleys, hence the stars.
By Landon McBrayer
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 1, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I have no idea how this route gets a 5.10 rating. It felt like 5.8: no hard moves, rests every few moves, easy pro, etc. Nonetheless, its a nice route, different from the rest on this wall.
By Grant Burton
From: Holladay, UT
May 6, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Route felt pretty straight forward. I placed a good deal of nuts and some small cams. Pretty easy for a ten, especially if you've been doing the rest of the routes in parleys. A little crack technique will make it even easier. This is one of my favorites in Parleys.
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