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Edwards Crack 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Steve Edwards, Joe Feeley, Steve Cropley 1983.
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Submitted By: Trevor Bowman on Dec 7, 2007

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Tanner Schoonmaker killing it


The uber-classic canyon trad route! A splitter fingercrack up a yellow, right-facing dihedral capped by a roof. Ascend it using assorted stemming, laybacking, fingerlocks, and faceholds; save some energy for the devious traverse below the upper roof to the anchors.


On the left side of the wall. Obvious splitter yellow dihedral.


Doubles of medium stoppers BD #8-#10 work great, also some #.4-#.75 camalots or equivalent, and one larger #2 or #3 for the top.

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By Clay Stoner
From: Sheridan, Wy
Apr 18, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I would suggest a #3 c4 for the roof. I had a little trouble getting my #2 c4 in a placement quickly, maybe i'll not be as concerned about a little extra weight next time lol.
By TSpiegelberg
From: Sheridan, Wyoming
May 20, 2012

Definitely agree with Clay the #3 at the roof is bomber.Bring lots of .5 cams
By mike fallon
May 9, 2016

Really, really fun. #3 was nice to have up top.

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