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Knots Landing 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Vern Phinney and Dennis Laughlin
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Jul 25, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Knots Landing climbs the rib to the left of the wa...


This route climbs directly up from the lake. Follow the trail next to Sylvan Lake until the tunnel. This route is the last rock that you can reach before taking the stepping stones over to the dam on the right.

Climb up the rib on the left side of the rock. This is just left of a black water groove. Pull through the bulge at the top with a piton in the horizontal for protection. This route shares fixed anchors with Fair Game. One rope rappel. Try not to fall on a tourist!


3 bolts and 1 piton.

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By Bob Archbold
Aug 7, 2002

This route was first climbed by Vern Phinney. It got it's name fom when the rope tied to Vern came untied and fell to the ground. This happened when Vern was pulling through the crux. So Vern soloed the crux, got above it and through som contortions had the rope tossed to him to finish the route.
By Anonymous Coward
Jul 21, 2005

Actually that is not the correct story. I was belaying Vern on the climb. Vern's rope came untied (bowline) and fell off when he was in the middle of the crux, with a bolt slighly below his waist. He grabbed the sling and clipped in. I tossed him the rope from the gully to the left of the climb, and he lowered off. I went up and after a couple of falls, finished the route.

Dennis Laughlin
By Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)
Oct 31, 2009

Great route....
By Wilson On The Drums
From: Woodbury, MN
Jan 17, 2013

really fun. didn't stick w/ it, bad feet for the crux... gotta come back for the RP

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