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'Lectric Granny T 
Astroprojection T,S,TR 
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


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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