|Big Bird Area
Follow the bolt line on the face just right of the small roof on the Big Bird Wall.
A BEAUTIFUL route that demonstrates the quality and "flavor" of most of the canyon. Pumpy start... a couple long pulls... SHARP pockets... and a SPECTACULAR view of Tongue River.
Whoever bolted this route... EXCELLENT JOB! Can't remember for sure... 8 to 10 quickdraws will lead you to a two-bolt chained anchor.
|Comments on Close To The Edge
|By Trevor Bowman|
From: Sheridan, WY
Dec 7, 2007
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b
I'd disagree about the excellent bolting, as there is potential to deck between the 1st and 2nd bolts. A good technical route though, that was probably the first sport route in the canyon.
FA: Mike Board, Clay Jenkins, Mick Pattinson, 1987.
10 bolts to chains.
|By Clay Stoner|
From: Sheridan, Wy
Feb 16, 2009
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
I agree that there could of at least been one more bolt between the 1st and 2nd. It wouldn't bother me except that it is a little cruxy till you get past the 3rd bolt, the rest is some great pocket pulling. Also maybe a little run out to the anchors. All in all, great climb once past the second bolt.
|By Paxton Alsgaard|
From: Fairfax, VA
May 4, 2009
I was up there this weekend. Didn't climb this route, but I eyeballed it and the second and third bolts seem really close together. Someone may have added a bolt between the first and second? Anyway, looks fun, planning on trying it next chance I get.