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, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

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.

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Standard Rack. Small to medium gear.

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Nathan Fisher
St George
  5.10a
Nathan Fisher   St George  
  5.10a
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
Tea
Tea  
a few fun moves, and as Nathan stated...a different flavor than most all of the other Parley's routes. Jun 7, 2006
Mobes Mobesely
MDI
  5.9+
Mobes Mobesely   MDI
  5.9+
Its worth bringing the rack down for this one. Its my personal favorite climb on the side of I80. Dec 28, 2009
triznuty
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.10a
triznuty   Salt Lake City, UT
  5.10a
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
rging
Salt Lake City, Ut
  5.9
rging   Salt Lake City, Ut
  5.9
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
  5.10-
Alex Quitiquit   Salt Lake City
  5.10-
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
  5.8+
Landon McBrayer   Salt Lake City, UT
  5.8+
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
  5.10a
Crag Turkey   Holladay, UT
  5.10a
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
greggrylls
Salt Lake City
  5.9
greggrylls   Salt Lake City
  5.9
While leading this a foothold the size of a softball blew out on my buddy. A good reminder to wear a helmet at all of these crags. It doesn't affect the difficulty of this climb. These routes are pretty clean for the most part. As said a very approachable lead for an aspiring 5.9 leader, sews right up. Nov 10, 2018