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This route is located in the Eastern Gorge Region at Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge

Shelter From the Storm


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Drop the Anchor 5.8+ (Sport) **

First Ascent: Tracy Crabtree, Neal Strickland in 1993
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This bolted line is located to the right of Dave the Dude and around a corner in a gray face with huecos.
Use long quickdraws on the anchors to toprope.
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS
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2.91 stars (76 votes)
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5.8+ (63 votes)

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1
Green3 said on November 8th, 2004
Scary 5.8 for sure, possible bad falls on almost every bolt
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pigsteak said on October 30th, 2005
don't waste your time on this.
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krampus said on December 26th, 2006
Scary 5.8, I loved it
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Dhaulagiri said on May 28th, 2007
Actually thought this route was pretty interesting and not all that bad
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john e aragon said on June 18th, 2007
Interesting moves. Fall potential is not as bad as it looks. I watch my lame wade friend take whips all over this thing and he somehow never got hurt.
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Anonymous said on June 19th, 2007
sandbagged
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calvinivlac said on August 24th, 2007
Weird moves on this one for sure, at least for the first few bolts. Then climbs like a ladder!
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JR said on August 24th, 2007
That sure is a wierd looking ladder. A wrap around your head ladder I guess.
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michaelarmand said on October 22nd, 2007
Fun enough route...felt like a 5.9....
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Josephine said on November 11th, 2007
it's 5.8 if your partner hangs the draws for you. it was a fun lead for me, but i could see how it could be a bit scary. use a long draw on the last bolt. in hind site would be good for a stick clip as well.
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Cleveland said on May 26th, 2008
Awesome route and the climbing up top is cool, especially the move to the anchors.
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Myke Dronez said on July 6th, 2008
We need more 8's like this
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possum2082 said on August 11th, 2008
5.8+ ??? maybe w/ out the start (no tree) and without the final roof. btw: the anchors are a little shady. 2 hangers with a skinny chain connecting them and 2 quicklinks in the middle. it hasn't been traveled in a bit as evidence from all the junk on it. i'm going to try to get up there in a month, cut the chain and put two thicker quicklinks on each hanger. let me know if someone else is going to do it first.
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Myke Dronez said on August 13th, 2008
Possum, thats what the damn + is for.. when are gonna quit crying about all the spinners and "shady anchors" that displease you? Those speeding cars are what you need to be looking out for-
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possum2082 said on August 14th, 2008
5.8+ ...now it makes sense!
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Brentucky said on September 22nd, 2008
the + strikes again! :-) fun 5.8!
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FujManiac said on November 26th, 2008
I have no desire to ever climb this route again. It made me work harder and more scared than the harder sport routes at this wall.
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mpittdawg said on June 1st, 2009
underrated route. This is a lot of fun! How can you not love the tufas at the top?
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rjackson said on July 2nd, 2009
Better than expected. I wouldn't recommend this for the new leader, but the seasoned climber should enjoy it. Be sure to look right and check out the big arch (Sky Bridge?) when at the anchors.
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randomboulder said on October 11th, 2010
I thought the route was pretty fun. Interesting crux move then easy stemming to the top with a big jug roof before the anchors.
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Smiles said on October 24th, 2016
What a great route. 5.8+ seems exactly right, but there aren't many 8's in the Gorge with such interesting movement. It's a great warm up route and if you're an 8 climber thinking to move on a bit practice on this! Interesting crux down low that turns out to be easy once you find the key. Falls seemed safe to me. Loved it.