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Knuckle Duster - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Few small cams and/or wires plus four draws.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Starting on the perched ledge up and left of Easier Than it Looks, climb unprotected slab (5.3) to a left-facing corner and flakes (5.4). Place some cams or wires here before stepping right onto the start of the headwall and look for the first bolt (5.7). Head straight up on fantastic small knobs and wonderful friction through three more bolts (5.9) and then a runout easier slab to a double bolt belay.

Descent Options:

A 70m rope will get you within 15 ft of the start of the climb, which is a 5.2 downclimb from there. Or take two ropes to rap. Or traverse right to broadway ledge and rap from there to Fatman Flake, then another rap to the start of the climb.

Submitted by: kachoong on 2011-02-28
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Route ID: 107970

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: kubok13 on 2012-05-12 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars none


Added: 2012-05-12

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: kachoong on 2011-02-27 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great climb!

This climb should be climbed MUCH more than it does. A hidden gem right in front of everyone's eyes. Seconded Rob on it. The moves through the bolts are so good.

Added: 2011-02-28