Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Commencement S 
Corpus Delicti S 
Dave the Dude S 
Doppler Effect T 
Drop the Anchor S 
Good Times T 
Grunge Face S 
Inhibitor T 
Jack in the Pulpit S 
King Me S 
Learning Curve, The T 
Martin Rides Again S 
No Return T 
Pearl, The 
Rifleman, The S 
Sick Puppies S 
Silently Does the Sun Shine T 
Soul Ram S 
Super Dario S 
Underling, The T 
What's Right with the Underling S 

Dave the Dude 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Porter Jarrard, Dave Jacobson 1992
Page Views: 2,178
Submitted By: Paul Corsaro on May 25, 2008

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (35)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Late afternoon shot of the route. Crux is high on ...


Vertical to very slightly overhanging.A few crack moves at the beginning, then out onto a very crimpy face. Dont get sucked out right. Tough move to a flake on the left when the face starts to get blank. Cool moves on the flake to the anchors. One of the best routes of its grade at the red, in my opinion.


50 feet right of doppler effect. Bolted seam.


7 Bolts plus anchors. 9 quickdraws.

Photos of Dave the Dude Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave the Dude
BETA PHOTO: Dave the Dude
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting off the ground on Dave The Dude
Getting off the ground on Dave The Dude

Comments on Dave the Dude Add Comment
Show which comments
By Eric Hirst
Nov 17, 2011

As of 11/11/11, top anchors were unwelded cold shuts, and some of the bolts were showing rust. Nothing terrible at this point, but probably a good candidate for a little rehab work.
By Cragmama
From: North Carolina
Dec 12, 2011
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Amazing line - definitely deserving of classic status. Very defined crux with two very distinct ways to do it. Burly, layback "trad-esque" finish. Redpoint on 2nd go.
By CharlesErickson
From: Golden, CO
Nov 26, 2012
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Easier for those with a positive ape index or for those not vertically challenged.

Great line that gets trickier towards the top.

By ekrause9
From: Seattle, WA
Jul 24, 2013

This is probably my favorite route ever. A classic Porter line.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!