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 with 2 Suggestions
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.The trail first comes to Pot Belly and then down to Chicken Pie or up to the rest of the climbs.Descents are either rappel or walk off left of the top out parts. Aiming for a brushed gray pinnacle.

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
 133
Sloth Wall
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 69
Anti-Ego Crack
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 56
Chicken Pie
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 140
Pot Belly
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 21
Pot Belly (left variation)
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 77
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sloth Wall
 133
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Anti-Ego Crack
 69
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Chicken Pie
 56
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Pot Belly
 140
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pot Belly (left variation)
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Just for Starters
 77
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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