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Edwards Crack 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Steve Edwards, Joe Feeley, Steve Cropley 1983.
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Submitted By: Trevor Bowman on Dec 7, 2007

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Description 

The uber-classic canyon trad route! A splitter fingercrack up a yellow, right-facing dihedral capped by a roof. Ascend it using assorted stemming, laybacking, fingerlocks, and faceholds; save some energy for the devious traverse below the upper roof to the anchors.


Location 

On the left side of the wall. Obvious splitter yellow dihedral.


Protection 

Doubles of medium stoppers BD #8-#10 work great, also some #.4-#.75 camalots or equivalent, and one larger #2 or #3 for the top.



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Tanner Schoonmaker killing it
Tanner Schoonmaker killing it
The splitter corner
The splitter corner
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By Clay Stoner
From: Sheridan, Wy
Apr 18, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I would suggest a #3 c4 for the roof. I had a little trouble getting my #2 c4 in a placement quickly, maybe i'll not be as concerned about a little extra weight next time lol.

By Taylor Spiegelberg
From: Sheridan, Wyoming
May 20, 2012

Definitely agree with Clay the #3 at the roof is bomber.Bring lots of .5 cams