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Darkness on the Edge 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Ed Maggert, Van Krussow
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Submitted By: Edward Medina on Apr 10, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: unknown 5.7


Climb the acute corner feature sort of in the middle of the wall. Crux is getting off the ground. Protects well throughout. There is a second pitch that climbs the steep slab above the corner.


Rappell from a tree off to the left.

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By John Braun
From: Hendersonville, NC
Jun 17, 2013

The tree on the left is rooted in steep steep dirt behind a perched boulder. As i was setting up to rap, i was exposing the roots of the tree. It does not seem sustainable to continue using the tree, plus you lose some good climbing. It seems more natural to belay from the top of the pillar, but that would require new bolts.
By Mike Reardon
Nov 23, 2013

The FA party has granted permission for a two bolt anchor to be placed up on the ledge. Go for it if you have the proper means.
By JimLayhey
Sep 24, 2015

Great short corner, wish it was longer. I replaced the old webbing with new. I'd be happy to replace it with some bolts.

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