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Super Knat 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Tim Hannig & Darren Knezek
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Submitted By: Granger on Aug 1, 2006

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2006-Aug-09: Richard on The Knat's overhang. You'd...

Description 

The lower 2/3 (the white area) is really dirty, there are seams and cracks throughout, and many of the places you want to grab feel like the rock is in a socket; dubious rock. Someone should go over it with a pressure washer or something (condition as of Aug. 2006).

If that wasn't enough, the overhang eats rope; the rope will almost always catch in the cracks on the edge. You will spend more time dealing with rope-drag on lead than you will climbing.

...and is the misspelling of "Gnat" intentional?

Location 

This is the route on the south face. Like the rest of the routes, you can clip the first bolt by coming in from uphill, then going back downhill to begin climbing if it makes you nervous (but, really, it's all about the same).

Protection 

6 bolts, plus chains


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By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
Apr 15, 2008

I don't think this route is as bad as everyone makes it out to be. No, it's not great, but it's worth doing.
By Perin Blanchard
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From: Orem, UT
Apr 15, 2008

Corrected the name from The Knat. The name comes from a term-of-somewhat-less-than-endearment that Darren's siblings used for him.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
Jul 30, 2008

I did this route again a couple weeks ago and actually really enjoyed it. Yeah, the rock down low is kinda sketchy, but the roof is lots of fun! Rating changed to 2 stars.

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