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White Knight 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Ken Nichols, Mike Heintz
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Submitted By: Jaysen Henderson on Sep 14, 2011

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Description 

A finger crack that bites back! One that must truly be earned and is an onsight to be proud of, one of the most pure finger cracks in the Adirondacks.

Climb up and right onto a small ledge then back left to an alcove (same as for on the loose), traverse 10 feet left on the sloping ledge then embark upwards on a thin finger crack capped with a roof. Break left up the overhang to the left leaning crack to a ledge then back right to the fixed anchor shared with On the Loose.


Location 

same as On the Loose


Protection 

up to 1 inch, extra finger sized cams and wires.



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By CCliffe
Oct 7, 2011

gold

By Colin R
From: Ottawa, ON
May 19, 2012
rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a

This thing felt ridiculously hard on TR - 12a+++

The upper section has no biter locks anywhere - rattly finger and smooth rounded edges make this thing a cryptic jungle. Want to try it again on TR soon...

By Jon Clark
From: Philadelphia, PA
Jul 3, 2012
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

You'll need a #1 or #2 (probably better) camalot as a directional in order to protect your second for the topout as the anchor is off to the right approximately 6-8 feet.

By dickcilley
Jul 11, 2014

Not trying to give anyone a hard time . But it seemed like 5.10 to me .It's notably easier than Romanos and nowhere near as hard as the 11+s on the wall.Now the direct start!Thats 5.12.Couldn't do it.Igot all the climbs at the far left end of the cliff cleaned off.I highly recomend these routes.They are almost all hard for the grade.

By Jim Lawyer
Administrator
Jul 22, 2014

White Knight 5.10? Seriously?