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BETA PHOTO: Splitter right there in the middle.
Climb MRC direct and belay on the large ledge that is down and climber's right from the MRC rap rings (gear belay). Straight Edge is the unmistakable splitter. Step across the chasm, jam a flared crack (#6 stopper works nicely here) to a small bulge, place pro and gun for the top. The guidebook rates this a 9+; however, compared to other 9+s in Vedauwoo that I have done, this is a step up. Definitely a 3-star pitch.
Descent: From the top walk climber's right for 100 or so feet to a rap anchor. Do 2 raps to a shelf, walk off easily to the south east from here.
1 ea (#1 Camalot, #2 Camalot), 2 each (#3 Camalot, #4 WC Friend). Have an extra 4-inch piece for the belay.
|Comments on Straight Edge
From: Lyons, CO
Aug 6, 2008
It should be noted that the first rap on the descent described above is almost 100' long and one must trend a bit left to get to it. This is the way we went, too. I had intended to rappel MRC Direct but wasn't comfortable spanning the gap to get over to that anchor.