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A stellar sport route. Climb up steep face on plates and edges to chains. Easy for the grade, it felt more like a solid 5.11 in my opinion. A great lead for someone trying to break into the grade, especially if you have a big reach.
Well bolted with a chain anchor.
Continue right on the appoach trail past the 5.10 wall to the overhanging wall just right of Harder Than Your Husband. Shares the first bolt with Tic Tac Toe. To get to Roadside Crag drive about 6 miles South on KY 11 from the rest area and park on the right. The trailhead is across the street, and a short approach leads to the base of the wall at the start of Roadside Attraction.
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before 3rd clip
at the 3rd bolt
crux of ro
low on ro.
Lower Half of RoShampo by Ali Clark
Bradley Killough workin the crux on Ro...
Ben low on Ro. 1 of 3. October '08.
Ben making the swing. 2 of 3. October '08.
Ben past the crux on Ro Shampo. 3 of 3. October ...
SteveZ with cool lighting on Ro Shampo before his ...
SteveZ working out the crux move on Ro just prior ...
SteveZ at the crux of Ro Shampo, Roadside Crag, RR...
Jason pulling on for an onsight attempt...
Cleaning Ro Shampo after a sunset send
Clipping the second bolt
a good look at how steep this climb is
Eyeballing the crux finish holds. October 2010.
Staring at what I think is the crux of this route.
Stuck the left hand after a couple of attempts.
2nd or 3rd bolt
Dan setting up for the crux, fall 2006
John battling the steep.
|By Tony B|
From: Around Boulder, CO
Sep 18, 2006
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a
The upper part of the route has a few holds that can seep after a long period of heavy rains. The grade of this route is dubious and always has been. It goes static at 11c, and is well-fit for power climbers.
Apr 2, 2007
Sorta short for RRG route, this route is more p/e rather than enduro fest...
Nov 14, 2007
I agree with Tony it is really more like solid 5.11 but was listed at 5.12a in the book so that's what I put in the description. Definitely easier if you have a good reach.
|By lee hansche|
From: goffstown, nh
Jan 24, 2008
Im not a RRG local or anything but it feels like the 5.12a's ive climbed in New Hampshire... Maybe after climbing it a few times I'd find beta that could make it more moderate...
|By doug rouse|
From: Denver, CO.
Jan 9, 2009
Wow the pictures of this route are so good, I don't think I would even have to climb it to know what it is like. Kinda like Morrison on steriods!
|By Joi-Bobby Laos|
Aug 18, 2010
since this is considered a 5.11 "if you're reachy", then it'd be a solid 5.12 if your average (say 5'7, unless of course, being 5'7 isn't average...). i'm making my first trip out to RRG this weekend and i have my sites set on sending my first 5.12 (my goal for the end of summer). i've been doing a bit of research and actually saw this route on a video, looks like a lot of fun, hopefully i'll pass by the roadside crag.
|By S. Neoh|
Aug 18, 2010
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a
Go for it. It is a fun route. I am shorter than 5'7" and it still felt like hard 5.11 to me. I did the route 2nd try years and years ago, before the anchors got lowered by a few feet. I am 'local' to NH but have been visiting RRG the last few years.
Manifest Destiny over at Muir is a touch easier and is less chalked up than Ro.
|By Jason Halladay|
From: Los Alamos, NM
Sep 28, 2010
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a
I was kinda hoping for some more beta photos on this route...
|By skinny legs and all|
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jan 28, 2011
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a
The pocket at the crux can be skipped with body english. Sprint to the chains, each hold is huge. Not 5.12 in my opinion.
|By Ryan Williams|
From: London (sort of)
Apr 7, 2012
We drove 3.5 hours from the New and flashed without even warming up. Not 12a, but fun.
From: Clemson, S.C.
Sep 18, 2012
Why are people still ticking routes at a closed cliff... I have no idea why this place got shut down...
Apr 18, 2013
Tom probably cause they are ticking old sends..... I doubt anyone is climbing there illegally so stop getting your panties in a bunch!