REI Community
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Ancient of Days S 
Anubis S 
Battered Women S 
Bethany S 
Blood Covenant S 
Bone-Yard PickN S 
Brass Monkey S 
Chip Away S 
Cracked Actor T 
Cumberland Blues T,S 
Eagle Wings S 
Fanfair S 
Free to Think T 
Future lies here, The T 
Girls Only S 
Good and Plenty T 
Gotten Goat S 
Grail Saga, The S 
GumbEE S 
House of Giza S 
Immortal Altar S 
Jody's Route (aka The Chris' Route) S 
Knock on Rock S 
Lock Down S 
Lolita's Deluge S 
Margin Walker S 
My Little Patina S 
Oh So Sweet T 
Old Foot S 
One and Lonely, The T 
One Percent S 
Optimus Prime T 
Ox Crack T 
Playground Medley S 
Psychotic Reaction S 
Relapse T,S 
Smoke S 
Speedway Boogie S 
Temple of Doom S 
TJ's Demise S 
University Route S 
Varmint S 
Vogen Slab S 
Walk By Me T,S 

Jody's Route (aka The Chris' Route) 

YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Chris Gibson, Chris Willis - date unknown
Page Views: 4,366
Submitted By: saxfiend on Nov 27, 2006

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (61)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [1 person likes this page.]
Head on view of Jody's Route


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.


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


Six bolts, bolted anchors.

Photos of Jody's Route (aka The Chris' Route) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: photo: krystal
photo: krystal

Comments on Jody's Route (aka The Chris' Route) Add Comment
Show which comments
By 426
Mar 14, 2007

Great route, one of the best of Leda...
By jdmatt matthews
Oct 3, 2009

super fun route. the pump factor leads to the rating with the roof finish. most moves are 10a/b with a rather tough start.
By Jeremy Hand
Aug 23, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

There are several start variations from the looks of things, each offering a slightly different approach to the first bolt.

Stick clip the first bolt to instill some confidence for the low crux. Take advantage of a great rest and continue up the ledges into an awesome undercling move with a high foot. Top out straight up to avoid blowing on the spinning bolt.
By cmwillis
Mar 27, 2014

Thanks for sharing that obscure history!

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About