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Edge of Space 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, Sport, 7 pitches, Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Pat McNerthney, David Rubine 1985
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Submitted By: Skyeler Congdon on Jul 9, 2011

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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.


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


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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By MorganH
Jun 3, 2012

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.
By hkennedy
Jul 5, 2014

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.
By J.Roatch
From: Leavenworth, WA
Jun 16, 2015

Here's a sick picture of Sol Wertkin on this climb
By Keith Forest
Dec 28, 2015

I agree with Morgan. I found the pitch off the ledge to be solid 5.11.
By Eric Stern
From: Boulder, CO/ Tacoma Washington
Apr 30, 2017

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

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