This route lies on the wall just right of Wiessner Slab. Start at a bolt about 10 feet up. After clipping, move up and right to a small ledge and the back left and up to a ledge a mid height. A small, slanting ledge leads to bigger holds above. The awkward mantle onto the small ledge is protected by a bolt. Continue up thin, discontinuous cracks to the top.
Some small cams are required just after the first bolt.
Do NOT assume the bolts will be in the route! This area is frequently vandalized and the bolts are often missing. The first bolt is easily seen from the ground. The second can't be seen without climbing the lower part of the route - it's gone you can step left to the top of Wiessner Slab.
|Comments on Knight's Gambit
|By Jim O'Brien|
From: Branford, CT
Oct 31, 2008
When I was on it in August, there were no bolts.
|By J Antin|
From: Denver, CO
Jun 29, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13
No bolts as of May 2009 ~ Makes for a spicy lead!
|By Peter Lewis|
From: Bridgton, Maine
Aug 22, 2013
When I was first on it (1975) there were no bolts (LOL).