Type: Sport, 70 ft (21 m)
FA: Chris Gibson, Chris Willis - date unknown
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Shared By: saxfiend on Nov 27, 2006
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

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Description

The signature tough sport climb at Leda, Jody's Route has an interesting background. According to local climbers, Jody Evans had his eye on this line and planned to do the first ascent, but never got around to it. Instead, the two Chrises (Gibson and Willis) bolted it ground up on lead. So Leda old-timers call it The Chris' Route (plural, not possessive). Most people who climb here, however, don't know this obscure history, so Jody's Route it is.

This excellent and aesthetic route has a tough, bouldery start, so stick-clipping is wise. Power through the start and past the first bolt, then up the steep face to a reachy crux. Passing this, the climb ends with some fun roof moves, which are pumpy but actually not quite as hard as the rest of the route.

Location

Starts near the far left end of the crag, just right of the Good and Plenty corner crack.

Protection

Six bolts, bolted anchors.

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