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Edge of Time Arete T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Quality Time T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, Alpine, 1500 ft, 9 pitches, Grade IV
FA: Urmas Franosch, Peter Mayfield (2003)
Page Views: 605 total · 11/month
Shared By: Scott Sinner on Aug 9, 2013
Admins: Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Route starts on the far right side of the face, at a splitter finger crack in perfect white granite. This is the 10b crux right off the ground (or snow). The angle eases on the second pitch and follows a crack in the slab, reminiscent of the first pitch on Fairview's Regular Route. After this, the adventure begins...

The topo is very accurate, but expect minor route-finding issues especially on Pitch 5. We were only the 2nd party on the route, and bailed on the 3rd class after the technical pitches. QT still needs a proper 2nd ascent!

Protection

Rack of doubles from small stuff to 3" was useful. No wide sections, no fixed gear.

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