Knob Hill area.
Knob Hill is a nice little area next to upper Cascade Falls.
A great place to learn to lead, with beautiful views of Lower Merced Canyon.
The rock is generally quite knobby and the routes range from 5.7 to 5.9.
From the Valley, drive up past Reed's Area. Park in one of the Cascade Bridge pull-outs.
The crag is up and right on the right side of the creek.
A well worn path takes you to the cliff.
To get off the top, go down left through third class boulders. Route finding can be tricky.
Weather station 6.2 miles from here
8 Total Routes
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Sloth Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Knob Hill
This climb is up and right of "Pot Belly".The best approach is to climb "Pot Belly" first pitch, or go up a gully to the right.Walk right, to the base.Follow a crack to a flake, then up knobby rock to a belay at a tree, with rap slings.Either rappel or climb a flake and more knobs to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: The entrance trail as seen from the pullout.
Lower Merced Canyon from the top of Knob Hill.
Knob Hill; telephoto panorama.