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Close To The Edge 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Dave Ohst, Dick Leversee 1977
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Submitted By: Mark Sgt on Sep 13, 2009

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Rhesa Ashbacher on Close to the Edge,


1st pitch: Start immediately to the right of Tobin's Dihedral and stay close to it's edge. Come ready to place oppositional nuts in horizontals, tie off chickheads and clip a few bolts.

2nd pitch: Continue up the corner/crack of Tobin's. You can break out right on the face and clip bolts or continue until corner runs out.

3rd pitch: Continue up the face clipping bolts. Climbing gets easier the higher you get.


Assortment of small to large stoppers with matching cams, tie off slings for chickenheads and draws

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By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Oct 16, 2009

Originally rated 5.10R
By Richard Shore
Jun 11, 2012

A 5.9 route for solid 5.10 climbers. Quite runout. Some very marginal knob tie-offs between fewer bolts on P1. Very pleasant face climbing with some route finding amongst a sea of features.

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