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Edwards Crack - 5.7

Average Rating = 4.56/5 Average Rating : 4.56 out of 5
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Can be done passively with a set of hexes and mid to large nuts. Or cams from 1" up to # 4 friends.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.57/5
  Scenery 4.36/5
  Fun Factor 4.43/5

Description:

Classic. Two pitch with 50m, can be done in one with 60m rope. Good lead for beginners. As two pitches, belay at obvious ledge at half height. At the top, belay just above the crux wide spot and NOT from the trees well above the vaguely steep stuff. Often climbed solo in the moonlight by locals (and excellent as such). Variants go left and right at the top of Tourist Trap (5.4), a ramp that intersects Ed's at a sloping ledge 15 feet from the crux. Unlike the rest of Vedauwoo, this route is so polished that you do not need tape. Crowded during the summer, and some sunny days in fall and spring.

Submitted by: petsfed on 2004-01-07
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Route ID: 664

47 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: TheBishop on 2013-08-15 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Meh

Not sure why this is such a classic. Tricky first three moves and last three moves. Super easy in the middle.

Added: 2013-10-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: willwill on 2012-09-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars none

none

Added: 2012-09-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dindolino32 on 2010-08-24 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars took some friends up this. 2nd time

Still a one move wonder.

Added: 2010-09-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: andrea37 on 2010-08-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars 1st climb in Vedauwoo

Fun. tough part for me was the start, but it was a cruise from there. Left side in for the roof.

Added: 2010-08-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dindolino32 on 2010-07-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Wasnt what It was cracked up to be. Basically a 2 move wonder.

I was excited to try this route when I first saw it. As we got closer, I realized that it is lower angled than I thought. The first short part was a fun, layback/OW section. After that, I basically walked up the crack and set only 2 pieces. Then the top part that was actually vertical was fun, but only a couple moves to the top. I do have to say that I think that this route may have the only jug in vedauwoo. I was a bit disappointed. Im not sure how this was considered a 5.7 when Mother #1 kicked my ass the day before.

Added: 2010-07-26

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