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Sky Ridge ** - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.75/5 Average Rating : 4.75 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

5.8 R.

Submitted by: thomasribiere on 2005-09-26
Last Modified: 2007-01-07
Views: 1158
Route ID: 70179

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4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: ire510 on 2002-09-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars *

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Added: 2009-09-13

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: onbelay510 on 2009-03-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Best position in the park

This is one of the best lines at Smith. Now I'm not saying it has the best rock or the best protection but that's what makes it classic. The position is amazing and the climbing really fun. Not for the casual 5.8 leader but well worth the trip.

Added: 2009-03-16

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: canaan on 2005-06-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

no comment

Added: 2008-06-18

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stamplis on 2006-09-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Best position anywhere in the park? Where else can you see Monkey Face, the Marsupials, the Dihedrals and most of the Oregon Cascades all at once?

That said, the runout to the first bolt on this route is quite serious on rotten rock with big exposure right from the start. And the lone bolt protecting this section is missing its hanger. Great!

There's a block you can sling if you've got about 12 feet of cordellette or webbing. There's also a semi-sketchy pocket that a #4 C4 will fit. Otherwise, you'll be soloing for 40 feet.

The 2nd pitch hand traverse is fantastic with relatively solid rock and protection.

To get off, scramble 50 feet up the gully and rappel off the backside. Two 70 meter ropes will let you rap all the way to the ground in comfort. 2 60s will get you to the top of the 1st pitch of Bits and Pieces. One more short rappel gets you to the ground. If you only have 1 rope, expect to do 3 or more raps and enjoy possible clusterf***s with people on Wherever I May Roam.

Added: 2006-09-17