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Knee On 

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

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Rick Cashner, Mike Corbett and Bill (Blitzo) Serniuk, 1979.
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Submitted By: Brian Quiter on Oct 18, 2003

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Located on the left side of the left-facing portion of Old Peculiar, Knee On is the only pure crack climb on the face. It is steep and feet are hard to come by at times. The crux is a slightly-overhanging series of lieback moves about 3/4 of the way up.


Solid granite make protecting Knee On pretty straightforward. Cams to 3.5" should do the trick. For the top, bring a few feet of slings, some nuts, and/or some small cams.

Also note there is a piece of gray webbing that is stuck in the top of the crack, it won't help your anchor and try to avoid having your webbing experience the same fate.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Rick Cashner leading the first ascent of "Kne...
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By Blitzo
Sep 9, 2006

It got its name because we all used our knee on a little ledge.
By 426
Mar 6, 2007

I remember this route being somewhat sharp and awkward...
By Jonas MacDonald
Sep 8, 2017

Crux move was cool. Definitely used my knee on the ledge. The tattered webbing is still lodged in the upper crack yet your rope will still get sucked into the crack like nobody's business. better use a directional for your cleaner.

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