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The "start" of the crag

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

Keeping Up With the Joneses

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Strokin' the Nut 5.9+ (Trad) **

First Ascent: Tim Powers in 1994
Length: 120ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Walk left from Keeping Up With the Joneses to locate a wide, right-facing crack that has a ledge about 30 feet up. Climb the crack to the ledge then continue up through the left angling handcrack over a bulge to the top.
Descent: Rap from tree-double ropes required
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS
long (1) sharp (1) adventerous (1) hands (1)
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ynot said on May 23rd, 2006
This route is right of Mr. Get It On Jones and it was Gumby In The Rough5.8. The picture in the album is proof.
ynot said on March 20th, 2007
I don't know. I can't make sense of wich route it is or isn't. I give up. I climbed most of them and had a good time doing it. that's all I know for sure.
krampus said on August 20th, 2012
this climb would be at least 3 stars if it ended before the mud with some bolts. Still worth getting on though, cool movement all the way up
caribe said on July 9th, 2017
Right on Krampus! I loved it!