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'Lectric Granny T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Astroprojection T,S,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Crosscurrent S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dirty Rotten Horror T,TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Edge of the Sea T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Feeding Frenzy S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Jazz the Glass S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Riptide T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Where There's a Drill, There's a Way S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: B. Smoot & J. Smoot '89
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Apr 14, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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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.


Nathan Fisher
Nathan Fisher  
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. Apr 5, 2006
a few fun moves, and as Nathan stated...a different flavor than most all of the other Parley's routes. Jun 7, 2006
T Roper
the gym
T Roper   the gym
Its worth bringing the rack down for this one. Its my personal favorite climb on the side of I80. Dec 28, 2009
Salt Lake City, UT
triznuty   Salt Lake City, UT
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! Dec 29, 2009
Salt Lake City, Ut
rging   Salt Lake City, Ut
Traversing from one crack system to another (and figuring out where to) is a bit tricky but other than that its pretty straighforward. Jul 6, 2012
Alex Quitiquit
Salt Lake City
Alex Quitiquit   Salt Lake City
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. Aug 2, 2012
Landon McBrayer
Salt Lake City, UT
Landon McBrayer   Salt Lake City, UT
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. Jun 1, 2013
Crag Turkey
Holladay, UT
Crag Turkey   Holladay, UT
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. May 6, 2015

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