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Edgehog 5.11a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: John Bronaugh, Alex Yeakley in 1998
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route ascends a thin slab over a bulge about 60 feet left of Chimp.
Moves: Slab
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry:
Owner: Private
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3.41 stars (32 votes)
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5.11a (35 votes)

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Submitted by: ahab
Date: Aug 14th, 2008


J-Rock said on June 20th, 2004
Nice slab. Great edging exercise. Felt much harder than 10c. Perhaps some edges have broken off since the first ascent or maybe my slab climbing technique wasn't so good that day?
Anonymous said on July 31st, 2004
a knob that made the sceond clip easier to make has broken off, this is much harder than 10c now
chriss said on October 2nd, 2005
Good climb, I agree that this is much harder than 10c. I would probally call it 11a. Bring your footwork for this route.
hoss said on October 2nd, 2005
I'll buy the 11.a argument, it's pretty nasty for the first three bolts.
krazykid said on October 27th, 2005
First three bolts are definitely the crux. Gotta love the one finger-pad-side-pull going for broke after the third bolt! I'd give it a 10d/11a too.
dlewis101 said on July 18th, 2006
This climb is 11a for the first 3 bolts. It's harder than the 10d next to it, that's for sure. Just be aware that you will be micro-edging. Good thing it's a slab!
michaelarmand said on October 8th, 2007
Great route, if it is a 10, it is the hardest 10 I've sent.
ahab said on June 10th, 2008
maybe 10c is the 'Jailbird' grade and 10d is the 'Edgehog' grade and they just got mixed up. that's what it felt like, at any rate. similar cruxes w/ Edgehogs' being a few moves longer on smaller crimps.
Wolf said on July 2nd, 2014
Cool crux.