King Me

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

The Learning Curve


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Silently Does the Sun Shine 5.14- (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Andrew Gearing (Free), Eric Kamper & Jason Bach on aid in 1996 in 2012
Length: 100ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This long-standing aid line previously known as Right On, Solid, and Far Out 5.8 A2, ascends the obvious right-facing dihedral around the corner from King Me. The route went free in June, 2012 with a certain amount of boldness as well as extreme skill. Begin by stemming up the corner with good pro. Nest as many RPs as you can, clip the fixed pin then palm and smear up to a heart stopping throw going to the ledge. Belay here on small-medium gear or just continue to the top of the wall (5.10 R). Rap from a tree. Future suitors should keep in mind the crux is definitely R-rated without the pin and check its integrity before committing to the upper throw.
Descent: Rap from tree
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: NFS
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haas said on July 6th, 2004
the route would be a great aid line to learn on if there were anchors at the top of the crack. The 5.8 traverse is poorly protected over lichen covered rock and has unbearable rope drag. The aid section was great though. 4* if it stopped there
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ynp1 said on May 25th, 2005
A4, easy placements but the knifeblades will not hold a fall. also that ledge is a little scary and hurts when you hit it...
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haas said on December 22nd, 2006
sorry to hear about your big whip man, but no way is this thing even close to A4. It is solid A2. The pins are very solid if placed correctly (not intended to be rude to you bud)
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dustonian said on June 6th, 2012
Bold and groundbreaking effort by Andrew G... huge congrats!!
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Anonymous said on June 10th, 2012
R... no, X... yes, RP nest + red river gorge sandstone = scary