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Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.9 15 - 17 33

Directions to Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge

This wall is in property owned by USFS. Be respectful.
From the parking lot of the Junior Williamson Rest Area in Slade, turn left (north) on KY 11, drive 0.1 miles under the Mountain Parkway overpass to a "T" intersection with KY 15. Turn left (east) and continue for 1.5 miles, then turn right (north) on KY 77. This highway is also known as "Nada Tunnel Road", and you may see a street sign so designated at this intersection. Drive 4.4 miles through the tiny town of Nada, through the tunnel, and over the steel bridge (stay right after you cross the steel bridge) to the intersection with KY 715. KY 77 curves left near an old barn while KY 715 continues straight. Stay on KY 715 (do not take the curve to the left) for about 7.8 miles and around a sharp bend to the left. About .5 miles past the sharp bend you will see a large pulloff on your left. Park in the pulloff and hike back towards the bridge for about 300 feet and look for a trail on the on the left(north) side of the road. Take the trail up to the wall. An alternate approach from the Rest Area in slade is to jump back on Mountain Parkway and head east to the next exit (Exit 40). Turn right off the exit on KY 15 and drive 0.7 miles through the town of Pineville. Turn right onto 715 and drive 5.6 miles along the road. Be sure to stay on the road when it takes a hairpin turn to the right or you will end up at the Sky Bridge Ridge parking area for the tourist trail. After the sharp turn to the right and then left, the road will head sharply downhill passing a large pulloff on your right (Funk Rock City). When the road levels out you will see another pulloff on your right. That is the parking for Eastern and Western Sky Bridge Ridge.

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


No Return Trad 5.9+
4.18  (49) 100ft


Commencement Sport 5.11c
3.68  (53) 90ft


Corpus Delicti Sport 5.11d
3.50  (20) 70ft


Ex Post Facto Trad 5.10b
2.25  (4) 70ft  


Outback Trad 5.9-
2.00  (2) 90ft  


The Underling Trad 5.9
4.18  (68) 100ft


What's Right With the Underling? Sport 5.12a
3.88  (34) 75ft


Out On a Limb Sport 5.12c
4.33  (6) 70ft  


King Me Sport 5.11b
4.78  (116) 90ft


Silently Does the Sun Shine Trad 5.14-
5.00  (1) 100ft


The Learning Curve Trad 5.12a
5.00  (2) 35ft


Inhibitor Trad 5.11a
4.97  (37) 90ft


Nolo Contendere Sport 5.12a
3.50  (12) 90ft  


The Pearl Bouldering V5
4.00  (1) 10ft  


The Route Goes Where!? Sport 5.11d
3.00  (4) 50ft  


The Big Bang Toprope 5.10c
3.50  (2) 50ft  


Doppler Effect Trad 5.10b
4.56  (43) 50ft


Dave the Dude Sport 5.11d
4.76  (70) 70ft


Factor 2 Presents Trad 5.7


Drop the Anchor Sport 5.8+
2.88  (84) 60ft


Shelter From the Storm Trad 5.11d


Soul Ram Sport 5.12b
4.88  (34) 100ft


Good Times Trad 5.8+
4.28  (61) 100ft


The Rifleman Sport 5.12b
3.97  (29) 75ft


Old Friends Trad 5.8
2.00  (1) 0ft  


True Return to Trad Trad 5.8
2.50  (4) 50ft


Martin Rides Again Sport 5.11d
4.29  (45) 70ft


Super Dario Sport 5.11a
4.39  (116) 70ft


Grunge Face Sport 5.12a
2.44  (9) 70ft  


Jack in the Pulpit Sport 5.10d
3.92  (100) 70ft


Fungus Fantasy Trad 5.5


War Emblem Trad 5.10c
3.00  (1) 0ft  


Physical Graffiti Sport 5.11d
3.61  (28) 60ft  


Sick Puppies Sport 5.11c
4.06  (48) 50ft


verticalturtle said on June 18th, 2007
Excellent route with Very cool moves. If you're 5'8" or less the obvious crux is likely a little harder.
thermalfissions said on August 27th, 2014
Similar to the directions for Funk Rock City, the directions from the Junior Williams Rest Area are wrong, but if you follow the directions from the Mountain Parkway, they are right. Look on a map and then you can go either way. The parking area is north of the very sharp hairpin for the the sky bridge by about 0.7 miles on 715. Hope that helps.
Scorl said on October 23rd, 2018
As you can tell from the route descriptions, the approach trail meets the cliff at No Return and Shelter from the Storm. Moving right along the cliff is Commencement, Corpus Delicti, Ex Post Facto, etc. At the far right end of the cliff is the sport route Drop the Anchor. The point is that currently routes 1-17 are in reverse order, and No Return and Shelter from the storm should be right next to each other.