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Elevation: 105 ft
GPS: 38.993, -77.247 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: John Ely on Nov 15, 2013
Admins: Frances Fierst

Description

The 'Knob' is one of two worthwhile top-roping areas on the 'Rocky Island(s)' across from the 'Bulges' and near the start of the Billy Goat Trail A upstream trail head. It is a largish East-facing polished slab (with various pockets and underclings) which has about three places where one can set a top rope anchor. About 5-7 lines are possible wandering up the slab between 5.4 and 5.9. None of these have any traditional names but any combination of them make for an enjoyable moderate polished slab climbing session. To find the 5.9 variations, climb the black upside down 'V' in the middle of the formation, or start on the slab to the left of the right-arching overlap about 15 feet to the elft of the black 'V'.

Climbing Season

Late Summer or Fall. Look across the river before crossing to the Rocky Island and make sure enough of the base of the climbs are free of water to access them.

Getting There

From the Bulges area or anywhere along the 'back channel' from Bulges to the beginning of the Billy Goat trail, find a way across the Back Channel (at lowish water). The 'Knob' is visible from the Bulges, the biggest formation on the most downstream island. The summit can be reached by scrambling up from the north.

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