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The Brutal Edge 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: the professor
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: the professor on Jun 2, 2013

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The professor on an early ascent


Somewhat reminiscent of Wheat Thin in Yosemite, this route liebacks and jams a thin flake that appears to be merely resting on a ledge due to gravity only. The OW crack formed by the flake was deemed too precarious for cams and has five bolts drilled into the main wall in addition to the chain anchors. Don't pull too hard while liebacking the flake!

(FFA by Chris Heideman)


Look on the left wall upon entering the first narrows.


A medium nut at the start (optional) and quickdraws

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Rock Climbing Photo: Overview of The Brutal Edge (5.10)
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By Klimbien
From: St.George Orem Denver Vegas
Jan 4, 2016

A beautiful climb, helpful to have a shoe that covers the ankles, I used some la sportiva Kalkulators - high tops, not mandatory, but helpful. Five star route.
By JK-
From: SLC
Sep 25, 2016

I've walked past this route a dozen or so times hiking and always thought that it looks awesome... If a fatty like me can trust the flake to not kill my belayer. Anyone who's climbed it have beta on how solid that thing is?

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