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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Bob Ashworth and George Meyers, 1973
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 16, 2006

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Climb the crack left of "Knob Job".

Rappel or climb a second pitch.


Pro to 3".

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By Brian Alexander
Oct 9, 2009

Supertopo says doubles to 4 inches, but you really don't need anything larger than a #3. I placed one #4 C4 at the 5.6 wide bit (smaller protection was available) but the old style #4 that I carried went unused.
By Osprey Overhang
From: ...
Dec 5, 2009

FA - Bob Ashworth, George Meyers 1973.

"Don't forget the Fresno Rule," says Bob Ashworth with a smile. "There is no reason to go there!"
By Colonel Mustard
From: Sacramento, CA
Mar 22, 2010

One of those 5.8's that is more like a 5.9. I had a great time on the varied climbing, and running this together with the second pitch of Knob Job into a single pitch makes for a very classic outing.
By bergbryce
From: California
Apr 19, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Better than Bishops Terrace. Bring your entire bag of tricks. You'll need 'em.
By brucelacroix
From: Carson City, NV.
Jul 10, 2010

Combined with the second pitch of "knob job", makes a great long pitch.
By BrianWS
Jan 28, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Reasonable people will avoid this area in the dead of summer. Fun climb, but lots of loose rock near the end of P1
By michael s...
From: Denver, CO
Apr 15, 2015

really fun. STEEP. If you have a 70meter (maybe 60 even?) keep going past the first anchors you come to for a mega-fun 200+ foot pitch of trad radness. Didn't notice anything particularly loose on it as of yesterday.
By Robert Shortt
From: San Francisco, California
Nov 9, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

"One of those 5.8's that is more like a 5.9."

Because it is a 5.9!
By Sam Golden
From: melbourne, FL
Jun 4, 2017
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

You use anything from thin hand to some easy off width moves in this climb, but id say it is 5.8... Like stated you don't need large cams but you can definitely use them if you have them - a #5 will protect the wide area as a # 4 would as well - just a bit higher... Anyway great climb and was fun doing 2nd pitch that also goes 5.8... Rappelled and setup tr on the 10c fingercrack :)

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