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Atomic Knee Drop 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Steve Marr on Nov 9, 2006

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My first climb at WWR.

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If you look to your left as you walk down the approach path, you'll see a hand crack that splits the upper wall. This is the top of Atomic Knee Drop. Below the hand crack is a short right-facing dihedral - the route's start. Climb the dihedral (large cams helpful) past a diagonal crack on the right side. The crux (if there is one) is climbing through the upper part of the dihedral to gain the crack above. Finish up the fun hand crack. Great protection from bottom to top. Walk off left to join the approach trail.


Atomic Knee Drop is the first climb you encounter when scrambling down to the base of the wall from the road.


Standard rack with a couple of large cams for the lower dihedral, hand-sized pieces above. Anchor off trees.

Photos of Atomic Knee Drop Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: John Barritt on upper section 2006
John Barritt on upper section 2006
Rock Climbing Photo: Below the crux of atomic knee drop
Below the crux of atomic knee drop
Rock Climbing Photo: Ol' man climbing.
Ol' man climbing.
Rock Climbing Photo: Nate C. approaching the crux.
Nate C. approaching the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Nate C. on the upper crack.
Nate C. on the upper crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: First trad lead.
BETA PHOTO: First trad lead.
Rock Climbing Photo: AKD climbs the dihedral/crack in the middle of the...
AKD climbs the dihedral/crack in the middle of the...

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By Paul Leverich
Mar 27, 2014

Fun lead that takes pro quite well. Free solo can be a be bit scary at the transition from dihedral to the hand crack.
By Chris Walden
From: Soldotna, Alaska
Apr 8, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Crux is moving from the dihedral to the slab not bad though. Good warm up route on lead.
By Henry Holub
From: Altus, Ok
Nov 6, 2015

I really enjoy this route. Lots of variety in such a short climb. Easy to set up TR on- theres a large boulder at the top of the climb
By Herndon
Jan 17, 2016

Great first lead. Eats protection. I would call it a great 5.6. We used to solo it in under 30 seconds. The crack on the upper slab is easy if you know how to do a simple hand jam.
By Tristan Bradford
From: Oklahoma City, OK
Feb 23, 2016

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