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Down By Law

This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at Lady Slipper - Global Village

Suede Bananas

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Casual Viewing 5.7 (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Porter Jarrard, Jeff Moll in 1992
Length: 70ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route ascends the flake in an obtuse dihedral 20 feet right of Down By Law.
Moves: Hands
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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4.45 stars (82 votes)
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5.7 (54 votes)

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005

Submitted by: Jeff
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


hamsco said on June 13th, 2003
Porter did this crack free solo for the FA.
skeeterth0mps0n said on September 21st, 2004
Good climb and a 5.7 all the way to the top. It was harder than I thought it would be.
AdventureBrandon said on October 30th, 2004
Sustained! 5.7 - If this is your limit, do it early in the day.
MartyV said on May 23rd, 2005
Slightly sketchy pro to start. High class route, flows nice. Rests are there if you finds them.
Paul3eb said on March 27th, 2006
i didn't think it was all that sustained.. but that's me. an incredibly fun route!
jjhellstrom1 said on October 1st, 2007
awesome route! Good pro, good stances and fun the entire way!
tunedvwgti said on November 5th, 2007
Great Climb and Nice Line! I got some Elvis leg pretty bad on this one. I can't remember one specific tricky spot, just sustained 5.7 the whole way up! I ran it out a bit at the top. I think I used my entire full cam set to protect this route. I would have had a really easy time with this one, but it took a bit out of me when placing pro, hence the elvis leg.
Cleveland said on February 17th, 2008
This route is super fun, good climbing the whole way up.
rjackson said on July 20th, 2008
Excellent. Very enjoyable even in the summer heat. Good stances to good placements. Took way more sizes of gear than I imagined, it's not your typical crack/flake.
cliftongifford said on October 19th, 2008
Like everyone else said, solid 5.7 all the way up. Good rests, great beginner climb! Easier than the start of vision.
Zookeeper said on November 30th, 2008
worth the hike to the end of the crag.
The Sherpa said on June 23rd, 2009
One or the best 5.7's in the RRG. Takes gear well with lots of great stances.
Buzz said on September 4th, 2009
Great route. The good gear placement makes for an excellent beginner trad route.
gripster said on October 5th, 2009
This route takes much larger gear than it appears to from below. I left my doubles of #2 and #3 on the ground and I wished I hadn't!
pigsteak said on June 5th, 2013
very nice route..if more trad climbing in the Red was of this quality it might be worth buying my own rack...
dustonian said on June 5th, 2013
There are tons of routes of this quality...
dustonian said on June 5th, 2013
totally agree tho, this is a great route!
monty4355 said on July 11th, 2016
Little snake in the crack about twenty feet up. Think it was a baby copper head but not sure. Pretty terrifying on lead.