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rockman143

Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 8, 2012 - 01:03pm PT
Who knows anything about the Cutting Edge on headstone? besides its hard. Thanks All
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Oct 8, 2012 - 01:18pm PT
The bathroom on top is always out of TP, so you gotta bring sum.
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Oct 8, 2012 - 01:37pm PT
Credit: looking sketchy there...

Credit: looking sketchy there...

Credit: looking sketchy there...

Credit: looking sketchy there...

All shamelessly ripped off pictures of Joshua Tree's Finest.


As for Cutting Edge, a great line for sure, but not even JTree's Finest.
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Oct 8, 2012 - 02:29pm PT
I know that dude. I've seen him out at JT almost everytime I'm there!.
One of Josh's finest for sure. Just can't place the name........
TY
10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Oct 8, 2012 - 03:05pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#267147
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 8, 2012 - 03:39pm PT
You might want to retitle this thread if you expect pointed response to its real subject. Just sayin'.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Oct 8, 2012 - 03:43pm PT
That's for the "jt finest" plug.....
A Cosgrove route that looks very difficult and has had very few ascents...
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Oct 8, 2012 - 04:05pm PT
^^^^^

seems to describe most of Coz's routes. Don't think he has any 'trade routes' that I've heard of, all seem realllllly hard lol.
socalbolter

Sport climber
Silverado, CA
Oct 8, 2012 - 05:40pm PT
^^^^^ and featuring long moves or reaches...hence the fewer repeats than other hard lines there.

This one is no exception.
coz

Mountain climber
Northern surly
Oct 8, 2012 - 08:07pm PT
What a bunch of crap SoCal climber, short guys have done all the moves. But if knocking my accomplishment with such BS makes you feel better carry on.

Never been repeated as far as I know, some people have gotten close.

By modern grades it's probably around 13D, although I rated it 13 A/B just to be a sand bagger.

I thought it was the most beautiful line I ever climb in the Park, but it's just my opinion.

BTW most of my routes in the Park have been repeated. Confirm and up rated, by Alan Moore, and others, he thought the Cutting edge was hard, but failed because he refused to wake up early while it was in the shade.

Anything u really want to know about the route PM me.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Oct 8, 2012 - 10:26pm PT
Didn't Schneider work on it for a few days and come close...but no cigar...
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 8, 2012 - 10:44pm PT
I'm Rick James, Bitch

Social climber
Up in it and down on it
Oct 8, 2012 - 10:55pm PT
My bro Steve Harris from PA? did it a couple of years ago and said it was a "tall guys route" and it was not that bad. He is about 6'4" or so and is not usually a 5.13 climber.
CIRJB!!!66699
gonzo chemist

climber
Fort Collins, CO
Oct 8, 2012 - 11:23pm PT
I have a friend who has climbed Skinhead Arete as a warm-up, The Hydra, and a couple other hard things in JT. But he just couldn't seem to get The Cutting Edge done.

From the base, it looks hard as f*#k.


Charlie B

Social climber
Santa Rosa, Ca
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:09am PT
I tried that thing a bit about 8 years ago. Vicious crux seam to be it the v10 range. It's not 13b that's for sure. Wonder if its ever seen a repeat.
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Oct 9, 2012 - 01:47am PT
Love headstone and those lines on the back I always wondered who could do them. Now I get my answer SCOTT COSGROVE ROCKS! I always liked the photo in climbing magazine of him on G-String but that's the only photo I ever saw of him in action!
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Oct 9, 2012 - 06:46am PT
Isn't there some shot of Bridwell on that thing? Or was it another .13 arete?

Seemed harder than I thought the Bird was capable of pulling but ya never know...
rockman143

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2012 - 02:31pm PT
Well hey if i don't give it a burn i will never know. It will be done a again sometime... Thanks everyone for all the replies

Coz is there anything i should know about the route besides wake up early? Thank you.
coz

Mountain climber
Northern surly
Oct 9, 2012 - 09:18pm PT
Yes a long list of people have failed mostly becauses of lack of effort.

It's not that bad never said it was, Kurt Smith did all the moves first day as did Steve S.
Kurt's 5' 7"

It's not a big reach and it so lame human nature thinking such things....

Bridwell, grabbed the easiest section of climbing on the route, probably the only section he could hold on to and posed down. He never came close to climbing it and his posing was shameful at best.

The trick is to lean left and palm the arÍte with your right hand and use face holds on the left. There is an obvious crux with a hard Dyno to a slopper three finger edge. Although Steve was able to do the move with a undercling static.

It's a great route but a hard route that would make almost any modern climber have to work.
Remember I did it 22 years ago.



Rick James is full of brown stuff.
rockman143

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2012 - 10:21pm PT
I figured so. Thanks for the beta i will defenetly give it a go. I am more than willing to put in the work. I will let you know how it goes.
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