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Knob Hill 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 29, 2006

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"Knob Hill". Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

Good route. Fun solo. From the base of the main corner of Crepes Corner, climb a chimney. follow a right leaning flake/crack, then up steep knobs.

Location 

left of "Crepes Corner".

Protection 

Pro to 2", tie-off slings.


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Knob Hill chimney
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On top of Knob Hill blocks
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By Ed Henicle
Apr 21, 2014

We really liked this climb. It starts at the Crepes Corner belay. Lots of pro in the chimney, and enough knobs to sling up high. We broke it into 2 pitches so the leader could watch the chimney action!
By DJ Reyes
From: Northern Nevada
Feb 18, 2015

Okay, I led this yesterday and really enjoyed it. I'm not sure I went the correct way, as the route I took seemed a bit stiff for 5.7. Looking at Ed's picture of the climber on top of the blocks, well I climbed the chimney and then took the crack shown to the right of the climber to the top of the blocks. Also, getting established on the knob-filled face above seemed a bit stiff for 5.7. Once on the face however the climbing was straight forward and fun with all the knobs and chicken heads. Either way it was a good time and I look forward to trying the right hand variation called Fluted Crust.