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Routes in Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge

Commencement S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Corpus Delicti S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Dave the Dude S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Doppler Effect T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Drop the Anchor S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Good Times T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Grunge Face S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Inhibitor T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Jack in the Pulpit S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
King Me S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Learning Curve, The T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Martin Rides Again S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
No Return T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Pearl, The V5 6C
Rifleman, The S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sick Puppies S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Silently Does the Sun Shine T 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a PG13
Soul Ram S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Super Dario S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Underling, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
What's Right with the Underling S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Larry Day, 1974
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Shared By: Chris Chaney on Oct 1, 2006
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Description

Begin in the left of the two cracks. Climb up to the roof and traverse the underclinging crack. This is easier if you are taller. Grab the lip of the hole and flip your feet up over your head, or struggle to chimney up in the hole right-side-up. Belay from bolted anchors out near the edge of the ledge and rappel, or continue up a second pitch to the left.

Location

Once you reach the main wall at Sky Bridge Ridge walk right until you spot this recessed dihedral under a roof with a hole up in to a rockhouse above. You really can't miss it.

Protection

TCUs to fist sized gear. Make sure you take some shoulder slings to minimize rope drag.
Patti Degner  
 
Easier for tall people, I'm 5'2" and could not easily reach the foot holds from the roof crack. The chimney is super cool though, and easier than you would think! If you can do 5.9 trad, do this route. Oct 17, 2016
DrRockso
Red River Gorge, KY
DrRockso   Red River Gorge, KY
This route was equipped with stainless glue-ins. 10/3/2014. Oct 3, 2014
CharlesErickson
Evergreen, CO
  5.9
CharlesErickson   Evergreen, CO
  5.9
If your follower isn't a huge fan of crack climbing (or gets nervous on it) place a piece of gear for them at the end of the crack before pulling into the hole. They'll thank you from saving them on the swing.

Great route for the 5.9 trad climber! Nov 26, 2012
Ryan Strong
Golden, CO
 
Ryan Strong   Golden, CO
 
awesome route Oct 30, 2010
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.9
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.9
I've tried and tried to do this route right-side up, just to do it, but you know, it's just so much harder that way and no reason to force it. Who doesn't love the odd moves on this route? Really short, but soooo cool. Oct 6, 2006