Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Ron Olsen on Oct 10, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Knot Head is an old trad route that has been retro-bolted into a sport route. It is the second bolted line left of Dune, just left of Phase Dance, on the left wall of the alcove.

Follow thin to hand-sized cracks and face up the steep wall to the anchors. Be careful to avoid a loose flake at the top.

A good warm-up route.

Protection

9 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

Per Jason Halladay: a standard rack would suffice for climbing the route entirely on gear, but the bolts for "The Opportunist" can easily be clipped from the crack.

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Watch out for lots of loose rock. I almost got hit by a 12x12 in piece! Oct 20, 2003
Matt Price
  5.9
Matt Price  
  5.9
It seems like the bolted route is mostly on the face left of the cracks / trad route. Either way, it is very easy and tempting to use the cracks, which makes it an option for a beginning leader. Oct 9, 2007
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
The route described here is "The Opportunist". Knot Head may indeed be the crack, though. I don't know the history of this wall. But the bolted line is "The Opportunist" as described by the guidebooks. Mar 31, 2013
D. Scott Clark
Boulder
D. Scott Clark   Boulder
Badly bolted, almost every clip was below my waist and 3 feet left of the holds for no apparent reason. Jun 13, 2016
Scott E
 
Scott E  
 
Better than Enterprise, IMO. Sep 30, 2018