Type: Trad, 850 ft (258 m), 6 pitches, Grade II
FA: Mike Fischesser, Jerry Clawges, Joe Lackey - 1990
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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

Great water groove climbing. Fairly well protected for Laurel Knob (except a few easy sections). While some gear placements are mentioned in the description below, there are many other gear placements. 

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 fixed anchors and/or removable protection locations including those described are safe or adequate to protect further ascents. 

P1: Climb slab past one bolt to anchor, 5.7

P2: Climb up water groove past a few pieces of gear to the first of several bolts. Follow bolts to anchor, 5.10+

P3: Climb up to 5.11 boulder problem overhang, pull it and continue up amazing steep and sustained grooving to anchor. A cam (possibly #1 camalot size) goes in between a couple of bolts after the boulder problem and then there is no other natural gear (but many bolts), 5.11b

P4: Follow water groove up and right past a bolt and gear to its end. Break onto the face and clip another bolt on the way to anchors up and right, 5.9

P5: Follow water groove to your right to anchor, 5.8

P6 Continue following water groove to an anchor with webbing on it if you want, 5.7

Location Suggest change

maybe 100 feet right of start of seconds. you have to follow a narrow dirt ramp up and left to get to the start

Protection Suggest change

Standard Laurel Knob rack. lots of bolts on crux pitch (13??)