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Edge of Space T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hyperspace T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Iconoclast T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mary Jane Dihedral T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Orbit T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Outer Space T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
RPM T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
RPM (2nd pitch early exit) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
White Slabs T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Type: Trad, Sport, 7 pitches, Grade III
FA: Pat McNerthney, David Rubine 1985
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Shared By: Skyeler Congdon on Jul 9, 2011
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

Edge of Space is a brilliant 2-pitch finish to Iconoclast and a sporty alternative to Hyperspace.

P1-5 Follow Iconoclast to Library ledge. (We made it 5 pitches)

P6 -5.10d - 15m - From Library Ledge, look out left for a bolt (If you don't feel good about making it to that first bolt, this route may not be for you;) you can bail onto Outer Space). Make a wild, committing deadpoint/jump off the ledge to a decent hold, and pass three bolts trending left to a semi-hanging belay.

P7 - 5.11b- 55m- The Business. Enjoy jaw-dropping exposure as you desperately slap up the arete. The climbing is incredibly sustained at the 10+/11- level for 50 or 60 ft. Bring some decent edging shoes and WAIT FOR SHADE on this pitch. 9 Bolts and then run it out to the summit!

Iconoclast/Psychopath/Edge of Space is one of the best multipitch routes I've ever done.

Location

The stunning arete feature that this route follows os visible from the trail, in-between Hyperspace and Outerspace.

Protection

Bolts. Gear could be placed on the last pitch after the bolts end, but most climbers capable of leading this crux will find the remainder of the pitch casual.

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Eric Stern
Boulder, CO/ Tacoma Washington
 
Eric Stern   Boulder, CO/ Tacoma Washington
 
The climbing to the first bolt is about 10a slab. Also the runout on the second pitch is super causal. about 5.7. More people should do this route! it is the best single pitch on SCW IMO Apr 30, 2017
Keith Forest  
 
I agree with Morgan. I found the pitch off the ledge to be solid 5.11. Dec 28, 2015
J.Roatch
Leavenworth, WA
J.Roatch   Leavenworth, WA
Here's a sick picture of Sol Wertkin on this climb

instagram.com/p/372R-MSTO-/ Jun 16, 2015
hkennedy  
 
The Edge of Space is unreal, the name says it all. If you live in the area or are passing through this thing is fully worth it!! Mega 5.11 climbing climbing with some big exposer. Jul 5, 2014
MorganH
 
MorganH  
 
Super fun climbing. I actually thought the "10d" pitch off of library ledge was more challenging than the arrette pitch. It was a great way to finish off Iconoclast. The Psychopath pitch was also fun, although a tricky crux. Jun 3, 2012