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Boneheads T 
Chicken Fever T 
Desperado S 
Desperate Straights T 
G-Man  T,S 
G-Man Extension (AKA Book'em, Dano) T,S 
Gilligan's Chicken T 
Jack Pinnacle, Left T 
Knob Job T 
Knuckleheads S 
Makayla's Climb T 
Nine Lives T,S 
Nurdle T 
Pat Pinnacle T 
Polymastia T,S 
Sherrie's Crack T 
Skinheads S 
Suds T 
Super Slacker Highway, The T 
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Tube, The T 
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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

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Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 16, 2006

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A good test of all your crack skills.


Climb the crack left of "Knob Job".
Rappel or climb a second pitch.


Pro to 2.5"

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Me on Nurdle with another climber in the background on Knobjob. <br /> <br />Photo by Maria Elena Quitoriano.
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By Brian Alexander
Oct 9, 2009

Supertopo says doubles to 4 inches, but you really don't need anything larger than a #3. I placed one #4 C4 at the 5.6 wide bit (smaller protection was available) but the old style #4 that I carried went unused.
By Osprey
From: ...
Dec 5, 2009

FA - Bob Ashworth, George Meyers 1973.

"Don't forget the Fresno Rule," says Bob Ashworth with a smile. "There is no reason to go there!"
By Colonel Mustard
From: Reno, NV
Mar 22, 2010

One of those 5.8's that is more like a 5.9. I had a great time on the varied climbing, and running this together with the second pitch of Knob Job into a single pitch makes for a very classic outing.
By bergbryce
From: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Apr 19, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Better than Bishops Terrace. Bring your entire bag of tricks. You'll need 'em.
By brucelacroix
From: Portland, OR
Jul 10, 2010

Combined with the second pitch of "knob job", makes a great long pitch.
By BrianWS
Jan 28, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Reasonable people will avoid this area in the dead of summer. Fun climb, but lots of loose rock near the end of P1