Route Guide    Partners    Forum    Photos    What's New    Journal        
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
South and West Faces of Ceremonial Rock
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Ceremonial Traverse 
Christian's Crack T 
Edge Route, The T 
South Face T 

The Edge Route 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Frank Jager, Bruce Price 1968
Season: spring, summer, fall
Page Views: 1,104
Submitted By: Rick Shull on Oct 26, 2006

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (7)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Top of the "Edge".

Description 

Work your way up steepening terrain placing gear where you can find it. A few vertical face moves get you through the crux. There is a bolt at the crux from the first ascent that can be clipped for "decoration". This is one of the routes Royal Robbins repeated in '69.

Location 

The Edge climbs the far left side(edge) of the west face. Walk off the lookout trail.

Protection 

Nuts and cams, screamer for the bolt. Newer bolt anchor. Bring long slings to toprope.


Photos of The Edge Route Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Edge route follows the left skyline. The roofs...
The Edge route follows the left skyline. The roofs...

Comments on The Edge Route Add Comment
Show which comments
By jon vandub
From: westminster,co
Apr 4, 2011

this route needs a long directional to keep you from swinging around the corner....very fun!!!
By Floyd Hayes
Jul 30, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I led it onsight. It protected well up to the bolt at the crux. Above the crux I got in a big cam (#3) although it might have wedged out a big block had I fallen, and a sling around a horn. The final 20' or so is runout but easy (like 5.3). It had some fun moves. A bit stiff for 5.7.
By Morganser
Feb 9, 2015

I followed on this route and found it was great for practicing beginner techniques, especially because it took a bit of improvisation
By Evan Wisheropp
Jun 15, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The original 5.7 stays right and skips the steeper section above the fern and goes up the easier lower angle terrain out right before cutting over at the bolt. It is 5.8 if you follow the close to the arete. Very fun!
By Nick Black
From: Arcata, CA
Jul 3, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

great warm up for price crack. A small offset cam makes this route safer, a tad runout without it. lots of variation you can do!