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Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge

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Commencement 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 
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 
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Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge  


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Location: 37.8159, -83.5839 View Map  Incorrect?
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19 Total Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',7],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge:
The Pearl   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   
Good Times   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Underling   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
No Return   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Doppler Effect   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Jack in the Pulpit   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Inhibitor   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Super Dario   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
King Me   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Martin Rides Again   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Dave the Dude   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
What's Right with the Underling   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   
Soul Ram   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
Looking up this Stellar crack..

Inhibitor 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13  KY : Red River Gorge : Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
A classic climb, love it or leave it. Both the technical difficulty of and physical effort required for this climb are body-size dependent. I've heard so many comments about the likely use of a stealth-rubber wet suit, a full-body tape glove, king-kong handjams, etc... to know it isn't just me that thinks this is a workout. It is more physical than technical, I guess, because it seems that most people who try it make it, but everyone always says how hard it was.Start in a thin hands crack and wo...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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By ethanfromwildohio
Aug 27, 2014
The parking area is north of the very sharp hairpin for the the sky bridge by about 0.7 miles on 715. If you're heading north the first parking area is for funk rock, the second is for sky bridge.
By Jordan K
From: Ohio
Jan 19, 2015
Parking lot is at 37.8145855,-83.5819858
If coming from the direction of Nada Tunnel, it is about 0.6-0.7 miles past the one-lane concrete bridge. There is another turnout about .1 miles up the hill that is Funk Rock.

Trail head is about 300 downhill and around the bend from the parking area at 37.8149404,-83.5806639
(Not super obvious where trail hits the road, but there is a forest service sign post about 15-20 feet off the road on the trail)

5 min hike up hill. Beautiful sunny climbing -- great winter crag, but expect full sun in summer!