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Knappweed Herbacide 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Mark Rolofson and Dianne Barrow, 1995
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Submitted By: Peter Franzen on Jan 1, 2001

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  • Description 

    This route lies just to the left of the arete that separates the north and east faces of the wall. It leads up the overhang to a slabby finish. Like the name implies, it's (P1) a good warm-up for the harder routes on the cliff. It has 4 (5?) bolts and a 2 bolt anchor.


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    By Jeff Lockyer
    From: Canmore, AB
    Sep 12, 2001

    A decent 'warm up' route as mentioned in the name. The bottom is a bit of an eliminate but once situated on the arete, the climbing is nice to the top. Wondering what the second half of this route goes at, from the anchors to next 5 bolts? I would only give this a 1 star for rock quality and the amount of lichen still on the rock. Well protected moves getting over the first lip and to the anchors.
    By Peter Beal
    From: Boulder Colorado
    Mar 7, 2002

    The extension is plainly chipped. It would not be "free-climbable" otherwise, but this certainly deserves noting.
    By Anonymous Coward
    Jul 15, 2002

    I don't get how the name implies warm-up.
    By Aeon Aki
    Aug 1, 2007
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    P1 is 10a/b-ish, P2 goes at 13a-ish.
    By Jon Zucco
    From: Denver, CO
    Jun 12, 2013
    rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    P1 is a great warm-up (as the description says), but I wouldn't have thought it was any harder than .10.
    By Chris. T.
    Nov 4, 2014

    It is worth noting that the second pitch climbs very well at around 5.12+ (height-dependent). Despite being chipped, the stone is great, and the moves are fun.
    By Glen Charnoski
    From: Boulder, CO
    May 26, 2015
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    I suppose it might be 10b or so if you stay under the bolt line at the start as the holds are sloping downward, but as this was a warm-up, I climbed left of the bolt line on easier ground.
    By Rob Pressly
    From: Denver, CO
    Apr 24, 2017

    FYI - the route actually has 5 bolts on it before the anchors (though the first two are super close).

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