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The Knob 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Wolfgang Braun on Oct 16, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: A knob clinging to The Knob!

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This route has Smith Rock's biggest Knob. The thing is huge! The crux hits early at the first bolt, try to grab, hold, and move off the knob. As soon as you reach the second bolt, the holds turn huge, and the climbing turns much easier.


It is located on the back (uphill side) of Koala Rock. The best hiking approach is on the right side, past Ryans Arete, etc. You can also climb any of the routes to the top, and rap off the back, and you will be right there. It is the furthest right route on the wall.


Bolts, Anchor

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Rock Climbing Photo: Requested pic of first-third bolt (2009)
BETA PHOTO: Requested pic of first-third bolt (2009)

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By Fred Gomez
Oct 23, 2008

I would be really excited if you posted a picture of the knob. If it weren't such a long hike I'd go see it myself. thanks.

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