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Knobby Wall+ 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Brad Allender on Dec 4, 2005

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Brad topping out the main climbing on Knobby Wall+...


This climb follows the obvious knobs to the right of of splitter up the 10 foot vertical face. Easier lower angle climbing gets you to the top.

Most variations of this line are 5.6 to 5.7, but as always, harder moves exist further outside the rope line.


Toprope this climb from the tree as you start going down the gully to the climbs. Cottrell's guide shows 2 bolts for an anchor, but they don't seem to be there.

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By Brad Allender
From: Alameda, CA
Dec 8, 2005
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Just a clarification. I did not mean to rate this climb a "bomb." It is nothing spectacular, but worth doing if you are there. Its just a very short section of climbing. Nice for your very beginner friends though.
By Tim Camuti
From: Placerville, CA
Nov 10, 2009

The climb called Knobby Wall is LEFT OF SURPRISE (the wide offwidth). Two 3/8 inch bolts with Fixe hangers are atop the climb.

Can be a hard start for such a low rated climb.
By Justin Johnsen
From: Nor Cal
Jan 21, 2014

I renamed this route to Knobby Wall+, which is what the Cottrell guide calls the section of wall described here.

Knobby Wall (no plus) is the far left section of the Struggler.
By Boriss
From: Sacramento
Jan 9, 2017

Fun solo.

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