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Jack the Ripper

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

The Specimen

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As Luck Would Have It 5.9+ (Trad) ***

First Ascent: Kris Hampton in 1999
Length: 35ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Walk to the right of Jack The Ripper and around the corner. Look for a short fingercrack in a right-facing dihedral with a low overhang. Boulder up into the dihedral and climb to the ledge.
Moves: Fingers
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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2.38 stars (8 votes)
Grade Consensus
5.11a (4 votes)

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 18th, 2005


Wolf said on May 24th, 2008
Fun first move. Not all that great after that.
Jrodan said on June 23rd, 2009
The grade on this is pretty accurate, except the dirty V3/4 boulder problem start. Also, the anchor is two rusty nuts, with little opportunity for a backup. Classic.
jimmy said on October 9th, 2011
I don't know if I'd call that first move "fun", but it was definitely hard! This is a great example of, "How the heck do you grade this?" That start would be impossible for a 5.9 (or even 5.9+) climber, although they would enjoy the rest of the route. Tough call...