Type: Trad, 1000 ft (303 m), 8 pitches, Grade III
FA: Mike Fischesser, Terry Jennings, Henry Browning - 1982
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Shared By: Andrew McDowell on Jan 18, 2008
Admins: Ky Bishop, Steve Lineberry, Aaron Parlier

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Description Suggest change

Amazing, sustained face climbing. Rock steepens as you get higher, but it becomes a little more featured. End on fathom after headwall. I did the first pitch of Have and Not Need rather than the original first pitch of fathom direct (so this is what i am describing below).

Notes from an ascent:

Warning: climbing at Laurel Knob is especially dangerous due to runouts, sometimes questionable anchors/protection, difficult route finding, rappel descents, and other factors. The information on this route posting is provided for informational purposes only to aid in community discussions and to aid in understanding where the route has been climbed before. Information provided may be inaccurate, incomplete, misleading, and/or highly subjective. Any person(s) attempting to climb this route or any others does so at their own risk and should not rely on any information in this posting. There is no implication by this posting that described fixed anchors and/or removable protection location are safe or adequate to protect further ascents.

P1: follow slabby face up past a few bolts and a couple of gear placements up high to anchors, 5.10-

P2: follow dike up and right past a couple bolts and then go up to another anchor

P3-P4: wander up water groove looking for pro

P5: The wall steepens a little and this is some sweet climbing

P6-P8: finish on fathom

Location Suggest change

Look for water groove that intersects with the fathom headwall 500 feet up. Start climbing the bolted line in groove to the left for one variation or for the original variation, start uphill and left .

Protection Suggest change

Standard LK Rack. Tricams were helpful in at least one spot. Some key nut placements. Few placements on most pitches. Double bolt anchors at the top of each pitch. I gave it an R because tricky moves are often poorly protected and a fall on the runout, featured terrain could be very nasty.