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"Left Edge" 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b R

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Tony B on Aug 18, 2002
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Just around the arete left of "FACE" there is a nice face route that stays shaded int he morning, at least until mid day. This can be lead by moving out to clip a few bolts on FACE and then back or TR'd from the anchors of FACE.

Hang your rope to the left of the arete from the bolts above FACE, but not as for that route. Climb up direct only traversing around right if necessary to clip a bolt and otherwise work up to the crux, perhaps 10' from the top at a few slopers and crips.

Bite down hard and move up and though some lichen to the top.

This route will improve if someone brushes the lichen from the top 15 feet and the gravel from the top-out moves.


A few far off bolts or a TR from the anchors of FACE. I recommend the TR.

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By Floyd Hayes
Oct 27, 2008

This is a fun top-rope. I start at the bouldery overhang with jugs, then wander back and forth a few times across the arete in search of the best holds, which requires more balance than brute strength.