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The Big Bang

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

Dave the Dude

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Doppler Effect 5.10b (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Tom Souders, Jeff Koenig in 1983
Length: 50ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route ascends the striking left-facing dihedral to the left-angling fingercrack through a roof of sorts. It is located 10 feet right of The Big Bang.
Moves: Fingers
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS

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5.10b (30 votes)

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Submitted by: taurusclimber
Date: Jul 4th, 2018

Submitted by: Raiden
Date: Apr 9th, 2015

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


tonybubb said on June 18th, 2003
Great route and really fun. A good prerequisite for the beenestalker- not quite as hard, in my opinion, and with good gear the whole way.
Winterstorm said on June 28th, 2003
Wes took the longest lead fall I've ever seen, on this route! Scared the hell outta me!
Paul3eb said on April 4th, 2005
pretty sustained through the fingers section.. good route with clean falls. hope you like the rubber on your shoes..
Sketch said on June 7th, 2006
Super-cool route with some amazing, intruiging moves. Must-do 5.10.
climbhigh said on December 11th, 2006
good route, bomb gear the whole way.
sendit said on July 8th, 2008
a great stemming route, less intimidating when you're on it then how looks from the ground. A must do!
mojohand said on October 6th, 2008
rjackson said on December 14th, 2008
Make the transition from vertical to horizontal, then it's 40 feet of atmosphere underneath you. Beyond awesome.
ahab said on June 15th, 2009
all comments are dead on. get on this route.
Anonymous said on September 8th, 2009
was staying dry after ~2 days of moderate (occasionally heavy, low wind) rain
jrathfon said on September 22nd, 2009
good stuff, really fun, just a smidge up from cruising lane or headstone surfer, but short with really good stemming rests
njclimber said on November 23rd, 2016
The giant block that can be seen at the base of the tight hands crack in Ray's photo is extremely loose. Tread lightly..