Elevation: 4,434 ft
GPS: 37.728, -119.712 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Blitzo on Sep 27, 2006
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Knob Hill is a nice little area next to upper Cascade Falls.
A great place to learn to lead, with beautiful views of Lower Merced Canyon.
The rock is generally quite knobby and the routes range from 5.7 to 5.9.

Getting There

From the Valley, drive up past Reed's Area. Park in one of the Cascade Bridge pull-outs.
The crag is up and right on the right side of the creek.
A well worn path takes you to the cliff.
To get off the top, go down left through third class boulders. Route finding can be tricky.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Knob Hill

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 117
Sloth Wall
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 61
Anti-Ego Crack
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 47
Chicken Pie
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 126
Pot Belly
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
Pot Belly (left variation)
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 66
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sloth Wall
 117
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Anti-Ego Crack
 61
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Chicken Pie
 47
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Pot Belly
 126
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pot Belly (left variation)
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Just for Starters
 66
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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Winston-Salem, NC
Benandstuff   Winston-Salem, NC
There is a newer-looking sport route left of Chicken Pie. Don't know what it goes at or what it is called. Nov 16, 2017