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15 - Knob Hill

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Anti-Ego Crack T 
Chicken Pie T 
Deception Gully T 
Just for Starters S 
Knob Hill Ropest T 
Pot Belly T 
Pot Belly (left variation) T 
Sloth Wall T 
Unnamed T,TR 

15 - Knob Hill  


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Location: 37.7284, -119.7102 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 27, 2006
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.2 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 15 - Knob Hill:
Anti-Ego Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad   
Pot Belly   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Chicken Pie   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   
Sloth Wall   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   
Just for Starters   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
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Featured Route For 15 - Knob Hill
at the crux where the finger crack narrows.

Unnamed 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : 15 - Knob Hill
Start as for Pot Belly, then veer left where the two cracks diverge. Follow the angling fingertips crack to a ledge. Usually toproped after climbing Pot Belly.Walk off right.This gets a sandbag 5.9 rating in the Supertopo guidebook....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of 15 - Knob Hill Slideshow Add Photo
The entrance trail as seen from the pullout.
BETA PHOTO: The entrance trail as seen from the pullout.
Lower Merced Canyon from the top of Knob Hill. Pho...
Lower Merced Canyon from the top of Knob Hill. Pho...
Knob Hill; telephoto panorama.
Knob Hill; telephoto panorama.

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