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White Knight 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Ken Nichols, Mike Heintz
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Submitted By: Jaysen Henderson on Sep 14, 2011

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A finger crack that bites back! One that must truly be earned and is an onsight to be proud of, one of the most pure finger cracks in the Adirondacks.

Climb up and right onto a small ledge then back left to an alcove (same as for on the loose), traverse 10 feet left on the sloping ledge then embark upwards on a thin finger crack capped with a roof. Break left up the overhang to the left leaning crack to a ledge then back right to the fixed anchor shared with On the Loose.


same as On the Loose


up to 1 inch, extra finger sized cams and wires.

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By CCliffe
Oct 7, 2011

By Colin R
From: Ottawa, ON
May 19, 2012
rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a

This thing felt ridiculously hard on TR - 12a+++

The upper section has no biter locks anywhere - rattly finger and smooth rounded edges make this thing a cryptic jungle. Want to try it again on TR soon...
By dickcilley
Jul 11, 2014

Not trying to give anyone a hard time . But it seemed like 5.10 to me .It's notably easier than Romanos and nowhere near as hard as the 11+s on the wall.Now the direct start!Thats 5.12.Couldn't do it.Igot all the climbs at the far left end of the cliff cleaned off.I highly recomend these routes.They are almost all hard for the grade.
By Jim Lawyer
Jul 22, 2014

White Knight 5.10? Seriously?
By frank minunni
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 10, 2017

I led Romano's Route and White Knight the same day and White Knight is definitely the harder of the two. I remember those jams as being really smooth and rattly. I couldn't believe it was rated 11 at the time. Romano's is no pushover for the grade either. Maybe my best day at the web to onsite both of them.

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