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Routes in Old Peculiar

Freon T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hanus Anus T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Knee On T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Offwidth Their Heads T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Old Peculiar T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sayonara T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sun and Steel T,S,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Yodeler T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, TR, 30 ft
FA: Rick Cashner, Mike Corbett and Bill (Blitzo) Serniuk, 1979.
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Oct 17, 2003
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Located on the left side of the left-facing portion of Old Peculiar, Knee On is the only pure crack climb on the face. It is steep and feet are hard to come by at times. The crux is a slightly-overhanging series of lieback moves about 3/4 of the way up.


Solid granite make protecting Knee On pretty straightforward. Cams to 3.5" should do the trick. For the top, bring a few feet of slings, some nuts, and/or some small cams.

Also note there is a piece of gray webbing that is stuck in the top of the crack, it won't help your anchor and try to avoid having your webbing experience the same fate.


Crux move was cool. Definitely used my knee on the ledge. The tattered webbing is still lodged in the upper crack yet your rope will still get sucked into the crack like nobody's business. better use a directional for your cleaner. Sep 8, 2017
I remember this route being somewhat sharp and awkward... Mar 6, 2007
It got its name because we all used our knee on a little ledge. Sep 9, 2006