Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.9 15 - 17 33
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Directions to Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge

USFS
This wall is in property owned by USFS. Be respectful.
From the parking lot of the Junior Williamson Rest Area in Slade, turn left (north) on KY 11, drive 0.1 miles under the Mountain Parkway overpass to a "T" intersection with KY 15. Turn left (east) and continue for 1.5 miles, then turn right (north) on KY 77. This highway is also known as "Nada Tunnel Road", and you may see a street sign so designated at this intersection. Drive 4.4 miles through the tiny town of Nada, through the tunnel, and over the steel bridge (stay right after you cross the steel bridge) to the intersection with KY 715. KY 77 curves left near an old barn while KY 715 continues straight. Stay on KY 715 (do not take the curve to the left) for about 7.8 miles and around a sharp bend to the left. About .5 miles past the sharp bend you will see a large pulloff on your left. Park in the pulloff and hike back towards the bridge for about 300 feet and look for a trail on the on the left(north) side of the road. Take the trail up to the wall. An alternate approach from the Rest Area in slade is to jump back on Mountain Parkway and head east to the next exit (Exit 40). Turn right off the exit on KY 15 and drive 0.7 miles through the town of Pineville. Turn right onto 715 and drive 5.6 miles along the road. Be sure to stay on the road when it takes a hairpin turn to the right or you will end up at the Sky Bridge Ridge parking area for the tourist trail. After the sharp turn to the right and then left, the road will head sharply downhill passing a large pulloff on your right (Funk Rock City). When the road levels out you will see another pulloff on your right. That is the parking for Eastern and Western Sky Bridge Ridge.

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture

1

No Return Trad 5.9+
 
4.19 100ft

2

Commencement Sport 5.11c
 
3.67 90ft  

3

Corpus Delicti Sport 5.11d
 
3.44 70ft

4

Ex Post Facto Trad 5.10b
 
2.50 70ft  

5

Outback Trad 5.9-
 
2.00 90ft  

6

The Underling Trad 5.9
 
4.09 100ft

7

What's Right With the Underling? Sport 5.12a
 
3.81 75ft  

8

Out On a Limb Sport 5.12c
 
4.40 70ft  

9

King Me Sport 5.11b
 
4.76 90ft

10

Silently Does the Sun Shine Trad 5.14-
 
5.00 100ft

10a

The Learning Curve Trad 5.12a
 
5.00 35ft

11

Inhibitor Trad 5.11a
 
4.97 90ft

12

Nolo Contendere Sport 5.12a
 
3.22 90ft  

13

The Route Goes Where!? Sport 5.11d
 
3.00 50ft  

14

The Big Bang Toprope 5.10c
 
3.50 50ft  

15

Doppler Effect Trad 5.10b
 
4.55 50ft

16

Dave the Dude Sport 5.11d
 
4.74 70ft

16a

Factor 2 Presents Trad 5.7
 
0ft  

17

Drop the Anchor Sport 5.8+
 
2.89 60ft  

19

Shelter From the Storm Trad 5.11d
 
100ft

20

Soul Ram Sport 5.12b
 
4.84 100ft

21

Good Times Trad 5.8+
 
4.24 100ft

22

The Rifleman Sport 5.12b
 
3.75 75ft

23

Old Friends Trad 5.8
 
2.00 0ft  

23a

True Return to Trad Trad 5.8
 
3.00 50ft

24

Martin Rides Again Sport 5.11d
 
4.29 70ft

25

Super Dario Sport 5.11a
 
4.41 70ft

26

Grunge Face Sport 5.12a
 
2.17 70ft  

27

Jack in the Pulpit Sport 5.10d
 
3.91 70ft

28

Fungus Fantasy Trad 5.5
 
120ft  

29

War Emblem Trad 5.10c
 
3.00 0ft  

30

Physical Graffiti Sport 5.11d
 
3.58 60ft  

31

Sick Puppies Sport 5.11c
 
4.07 50ft

Comments

1
verticalturtle said on June 18th, 2007
Excellent route with Very cool moves. If you're 5'8" or less the obvious crux is likely a little harder.
2
thermalfissions said on August 27th, 2014
Similar to the directions for Funk Rock City, the directions from the Junior Williams Rest Area are wrong, but if you follow the directions from the Mountain Parkway, they are right. Look on a map and then you can go either way. The parking area is north of the very sharp hairpin for the the sky bridge by about 0.7 miles on 715. Hope that helps.