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French Fried Knuckle Buster 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  TR
Original:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Jadian
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Submitted By: Muscrat on Jun 15, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: French Fried Knuckle Buster


The roadside crag has been "discovered" by numerous parties, some before bolting, some after. But until Paul Bernard's great book "Rock climbs of Northeast California" few knew of names of routes or FA's in the area. Hence many names for the same route.
French Fried Knuckle Buster is a case in point. A few un-named guys got together and did all the lines here, naming everything "French Fried....". No one remembers why, just happened.
The line goes straight up through 3 mini roofs, with at least 2 dynos and as many lock off dead points. Named for the busted knuckles you might get if you blow the last big dyno. He did.


Center of the "First Pillar". Best to extend the chains a little with a runner, draws, etc.



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By Muscrat
Jul 31, 2015

Named when the FA broke open the knuckles of his right hand 'demonstrating' how to do it.
By Muscrat
Jul 31, 2015

Be careful topping this one out, the chains hang well below the lip, and if topping out it is possible to take one backwards and upside down, hitting the roof with ones head.

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