Close To the Edge
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Steep face and slab climbing with postive and sharp edges throughout. A bit reachy in spots and will test your footwork and some unconventional body English.
The third bolt may seem far away, but there is a comfortable clipping stance, and the fall is long but safe. The climbing and angle will ease off once you pass this bolt. Ends at two bolt anchor on the traversing ledge of P1 of South Face Direct.
Looks like this route could be a pretty cool start to Corinthian Vine.
The obvious, three bolt route left of Boot Lead, and twenty feet right of Gill Crack.
3 bolts. 2 bolt anchor.
|Comments on Close To the Edge
|By mike c|
From: arvada ,co
Oct 18, 2009
When was thee last time anyone has climbed this route?......there should be a climbing rule that requires all first accentionists to return to their climbs every 10 years to see if any key holds have broke and re-rate them..... Just kidding, but seriously this sucker is tricky and hard. I wish I had some insight to the initial move past the first bolt. It seems like something is missing. I'll go back and try it again... dang climb! By the way, how old are those drive in bolts, and what would happen if one of those suckers breaks?
|By Luke Childers|
Jan 29, 2010
Short but fun. It felt more like 12c to me and took a few burns to send. I thought the real trick of the route was getting past the 1st bolt!!! The rest seemed more straightforward to me... nice on a cool, winter day.