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Close To the Edge 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: R. Briggs / D. Hare, 1995
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Submitted By: Darren Mabe on Jul 21, 2007

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Description 

This has steep face and slab climbing with positive and sharp edges throughout. It is a bit reachy in spots and will test your footwork and some unconventional body English.

The third bolt may seem far away, but there is a comfortable clipping stance, and the fall is long but safe. The climbing and angle will ease off once you pass this bolt. This ends at a two bolt anchor on the traversing ledge of P1 of South Face Direct.

It looks like this route could be a pretty cool start to Corinthian Vine.

Location 

The obvious, three bolt route left of Boot Lead, and twenty feet right of Gill Crack.

Protection 

3 bolts. 2 bolt anchor.


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By Luke Childers
Jan 29, 2010
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Short but fun. It felt more like 12c to me and took a few burns to send. I thought the real trick of the route was getting past the 1st bolt!!! The rest seemed more straightforward to me... nice on a cool, winter day.
By two chains
From: Denver
Apr 7, 2017
rating: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b

Super sharp. Do this route!

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