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Knight's Gambit 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Sam Streibert, Ed Arens, 1964
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Feb 28, 2006

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Knights Gambit goes up the buttress on the right. ...

Description 

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.


Protection 

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.



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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+ 13 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).