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Atomic Knee Drop 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b

Type: Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Steve Marr on Nov 9, 2006
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AKD climbs the dihedral/crack in the middle of the...

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If you look to your left as you walk down the approach path, you'll see a hand crack that splits the upper wall. This is the top of Atomic Knee Drop. Below the hand crack is a short right-facing dihedral - the route's start. Climb the dihedral (large cams helpful) past a diagonal crack on the right side. The crux (if there is one) is climbing through the upper part of the dihedral to gain the crack above. Finish up the fun hand crack. Great protection from bottom to top. Walk off left to join the approach trail.


Atomic Knee Drop is the first climb you encounter when scrambling down to the base of the wall from the road.


Standard rack with a couple of large cams for the lower dihedral, hand-sized pieces above. Anchor off trees.

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Nate C. approaching the crux.
Nate C. approaching the crux.
First trad lead.
BETA PHOTO: First trad lead.
Nate C. on the upper crack.
Nate C. on the upper crack.
My first climb at WWR.
My first climb at WWR.
Ol' man climbing.
Ol' man climbing.
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By Paul Leverich
Mar 27, 2014

Fun lead that takes pro quite well. Free solo can be a be bit scary at the transition from dihedral to the hand crack.