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Marginal Line 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 350'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Bob Culp, Wayne Goss, Cliff Jennings, 1966
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Submitted By: S. Kimball on Jan 17, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: I believe this is the start of the route, correct ...

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This is a great approach pitch to Bookmark's Library Ledge, even if Backflip or Bellyflop are not taken. The 1st 20 feet will school ya in Lumpy flared cracks.... Hike up 50 feet left from the base of Backflip to a flat, sandy spot below a [straight] up groove, that is thin at first then widens. Those crystals at the start are might small for 5.9...but after a few foot shifts and opposition moves, the crack opens to easier jamming. Some nice 5.7 or 8 leads to a small ledge 50 feet below Library Ledge. One can traverse right to the anchors on Bellyflop and rap 75 feet or continue to the summit.


Standard Lumpy Ridge rack, with allowances for more gear if summiting.

Photos of Marginal Line Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up, the wider crack to the right has a bol...
BETA PHOTO: Looking up, the wider crack to the right has a bol...
Rock Climbing Photo: The crack on the left, I think?
BETA PHOTO: The crack on the left, I think?

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By Ivan Rezucha
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jun 6, 2004
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

No way this is 5.9. Nicer as a 5.8 A1, aiding off of 2 Aliens to start.
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
May 22, 2006
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This can be 5.9+, but you have to wait for the lichen on the start to completely dry off. It seems to retain water longer than most things around there.
By Rodger Raubach
Mar 19, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The start--first few moves off the ground--may constitute the crux. Taller climbers may find this easier, but the 2 "shorties" I was climbing with when I did the route had some trouble. Slightly difficult to protect in spots.
By Ed Krejcik
From: Broomfield, CO
Jun 10, 2017

Agree with all the above comments. Kept sliming off of the first holds, 'cuz it felt greasy (wet?). Was working opposing pull holds to stay on. Ultimately shut down, and I don't normally get shut down on 5.9+. Harder, probs yeah, but make one more move, and it looks like it's over, and yeah, I'm short....

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