This route is on a north, right-facing dihedral. Using the first move of "Diverging Evolution" crack, reach over left and clip the first bolt before stepping out on the face. Three bolts later you reach a ledge and are able to clip the fourth bolt for the crux move. The crux can be height-dependent and shorter climbers may need to make the clip and climb down working left onto the arete. In any event, the arete leads to chains. Really fun route!
Lower Jungle in the "Congo Corner" left of "Diverging Evolution."
8 quick draws and a few runners.
This height-dependent crux is exceedingly fun, but...
One of the better routes in the Jungle(s).
This chained anchor serves both "Knuckle Draggers ...
BETA PHOTO: Knuckle Draggers Needed ends at the chains.
BETA PHOTO: After clipping this bolt, step left on smaller and...
BETA PHOTO: Red is K.D.Needed
Yellow is Div. Evolution
|Comments on Knuckle Draggers Needed
|By Cristina M|
Jul 21, 2011
If you're around my height (5'4"), this route is more like 11+.
|By Roy Suggett|
Feb 17, 2012
But if you can reach this finger slot, the move off the face and aronnd the arete is really a lot of good fun! This and the next few moves through the last two bolts are the crux of the climb and will require some fast thinking prior to flamming out your forearms.
From: Cedar City, UT
May 15, 2012
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b
What a great route! Absolutely loved it. The crux is more balancy than it looks from the ground. It is definitely height dependent but as long as you have moderate reach, you will love this one for sure.
|By Stan Pitcher|
From: SLC, UT
May 22, 2012
Pumpy lower section better will get better as it sees more traffic. The moves out to and up the arete were excellent! Exciting final moves to the anchor too - take care pulling over the top there is some looseness up there.
Jul 1, 2013
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b
Not sure what the hype is around this one. The bottom is dirty, top contrived, middle totally height-dependent.