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Ragged Edge 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Jim Adair, Sam Slater, Bruce Dicks, 1977
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Mar 10, 2006
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The Adair plaque at the base of the route.


Although the FA was done on lead, this climb is almost always done on toprope. Start at the memorial plaque and then work left up the face, eventually finishing on the arete just right of Carey Corner. A superb line.

The plaque at the base of this route is a memorial to Jim Adair, who died in Yosemite. His father, Bob Adair, is a physics professor at Yale and is famous for a book on the physics of baseball. The Adairs have given generously to the RMF.


This climb is at the right end of the cliff - the Adair memorial marks the start.


If done on lead, bring your best style. Don't expect any fixed pro.

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By Marc H
From: Lafayette, CO
Nov 26, 2007

Does anyone know if the plaque ever got replaced after it went missing?

By John Peterson
Nov 26, 2007

The plaque was replaced once about 5 (?) years ago. I haven't heard of any further problems with it.

By Rusty Reno
Aug 10, 2009

This route is can be led without dire consequences. True, there is a frightening run-out midway up the route, but the crux has a secret RP placement that gives excellent protection.

By CT Climber
Oct 21, 2010

Isn't the plaque a clear violation of CT climbing ethics? That is clearly defacing the rock and should be chopped! Right?

By john strand
From: southern colo
Jan 26, 2011

A bit R, but this is CT afterall. 11a

By cbtacy
Aug 5, 2013
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R

Strongly recommend taking a few HB offset brass nuts if you are considering leading this puppy....