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Jacob's Ladder 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Jody Jacobs - 1993
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Nov 30, 2006

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Naomi heading up. May help pinning down exact loc...


A popular easy lead, Jacob's Ladder is a lot of fun for the grade. As the name implies, it's got plenty of juggy holds, which you'll be glad to have when you see the first bolt is about 20' off the deck. A nice long route too.

A slightly overhanging start leads to nice climbing on a blocky corner, following bolts and fixed pins to the top.


Red Light District, near the end of the wall just left of Pocket Pool.


Six bolts/fixed pins; bolted anchors.

Photos of Jacob's Ladder Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing Jacobs Ladder
Climbing Jacobs Ladder
Rock Climbing Photo: Halfway up
Halfway up
Rock Climbing Photo: looking down from the last bolt
looking down from the last bolt
Rock Climbing Photo: Jacob's Ladder
Jacob's Ladder
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Jacob's Ladder
Leading Jacob's Ladder
Rock Climbing Photo: Good shot of the climb
BETA PHOTO: Good shot of the climb
Rock Climbing Photo: On Jacob's Ladder
On Jacob's Ladder

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By Nathan Baker
Sep 9, 2015

Climbed the other day and the anchor bolts both looked to be in good condition.
By saxfiend
From: Decatur, GA
Sep 6, 2008

This one wasn't as easy as I remembered. Fun to get back on it after so long.
By jarthur
From: Westminster, CO
Mar 16, 2010

This route was the only thing dry besides the Bunker routes. It's mostly slab! How is that even possible? Cool, fun route.
By marc girardot
Nov 1, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

Had trouble first time getting exact location as some new routes have been added to the left of Red Light District. Jacob's is inbetween Red Light District and the waterfall. 150-200 feet to the left of Red Light District. Route was measured to be 60-65 feet.
By Rachael429
From: Chattanooga, TN
Oct 23, 2012

Great route to warm up on.
By John Michael Brown
Jun 28, 2015

One of the anchor bolts is bad. I tried to tighten it with a nut tool but the whole bolt was loose. I would love if someone would fix it cause it's a great climb.

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