Jagged Edge [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 60 ft|
|FA:||Brian, Vicki and Jonathan Smoot, 1989|
|Page Views:||88 total · 1/month|
|Shared By:||Ryan Brough on Nov 19, 2006|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
Description [Suggest Change]
Just as the name suggests, Jagged Edge climbs a narrow face of rock squeezed between two aretes, lightly seasoned with sections of sharp quartzite. This is heady for a 5.8 lead, mostly due to the shallow, thin and/or irregular placements. With a little creativity, this does not have to be runout. There are ample rests along the route and good feet will get you through the thin crack or crimps crux on the right side of the most vertical section near the top. Fun route and a great warmup for Wave Break (5.11a R) next door.
Location [Suggest Change]
If the Wavebreak Wall were a book on a shelf, Jagged Edge would climb the spine. Rappel from the top of Wave Break (5.11a R) or walk off/downclimb very carefully to the north.
Protection [Suggest Change]
Standard rack and a quickdraw for the lone piton mid-route. I used small brass to a #3 Camalot. There are anchors for Wave Break (5.11a R) at the top that can be shared. One is a rusty old buttonhead. The webbing was pretty old, so we added to it.