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Close To The Edge 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: John Gunnels on Apr 24, 2006

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Description 

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.

Protection 

Whoever bolted this route... EXCELLENT JOB! Can't remember for sure... 8 to 10 quickdraws will lead you to a two-bolt chained anchor.


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By Trevor Bowman
From: Sheridan, WY
Dec 7, 2007
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 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- 19 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.
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