Jody's Route (aka The Chris' Route)
Avg: 3.6 from 72 votes
|Type:||Sport, 70 ft|
|FA:||Chris Gibson, Chris Willis - date unknown|
|Page Views:||4,563 total · 33/month|
|Shared By:||saxfiend on Nov 27, 2006|
|Admins:||saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough|
DescriptionThe 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.