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Competitive Edge 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Grant Hiskes, Ken Yager, Sean Plunkett, 1983
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Submitted By: Greg Barnes on Dec 18, 2006

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The fantastic Competitive Edge on Crocodile Rock. ...


Great thin crack to cool plates. Nice ledge and crack for anchor at 105' (if you're toproping), but must do short second pitch to get to 3rd/4th walk-off.


The clean thin crack to plates in the middle of the face.


Pro to 3".

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By Bryan G
From: Yosemite
Sep 16, 2011

Out of the dozen or so routes we did at Benton, this was my favorite. Nice steep patina at the top of the climb. After topping out, the 3rd class gully is to the left.
By BAd
Jun 7, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Super classic! Do it. Pro is thin at the crux--read small stopper.

By MisterE Wolfe
From: Bishop, CA
Oct 4, 2014

Just did this one today. Really fun climb! Bring a bunch of small stoppers and small cams for the crux and flakes. I didn't even use a #1 the whole climb and I placed 14 pieces cuz I was gripped! Bring the 3" piece is for the anchors.
By Sean
From: Oak Park, CA
Sep 7, 2016

70 just long enough to get lowered if setting gear anchor at right bottom of summit block where "P1" ends. possible to descend without doing another short summit pitch, by going to the backside and coming down the first chimney to climber's left. 5.easy by staying to skier's left when it splits about halfway down (the right split cliffs out). could walk around (to stand just below Westside Fitness Center) to have a look at this beforehand

Rock Climbing Photo: Non-summit descent via north side chimney-gully, a...
Non-summit descent via north side chimney-gully, as seen from spot downslope of Westside Fitness Center.

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