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Knob Wall 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Mar 7, 2007

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Checking out her last placement, Huong chalks up. ...

Description 

Knob Wall is a great route to take neophyte climbers. Like the name says, it's easy climbing on plentiful jugs, and it's a nice long route with a great view of the valley below. Knob Wall is also a good choice for new trad leaders, who can sew it up with gear and learn how to sling horns as well.

Starting just left of a large boulder, climb the face to a small ledge (little to no pro in the first 15'). Follow the jugs and horns up to anchors at the top.

Location 

Starts just around the corner from White Gold, not far down the trail from Misty.

Protection 

Small to medium gear, plus slings for the horns. Bolted anchors (or shuts) at the top.


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Huong steps up on her second trad lead.
Huong steps up on her second trad lead.
Knob Wall
Knob Wall
Barefoot up the knob wall.
Barefoot up the knob wall.
Erica Eckardt almost to the top. This is a great p...
Erica Eckardt almost to the top. This is a great p...
Joey on Knob.
Joey on Knob.
Paige on Knob Wall.
Paige on Knob Wall.
Josh Bivins heading up Knob Wall on top rope.  Goo...
Josh Bivins heading up Knob Wall on top rope. Goo...
Paige on Knob.
Paige on Knob.
Carlson leading Knob Wall, with Thoni belaying.
Carlson leading Knob Wall, with Thoni belaying.

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By tenesmus
Mar 13, 2007

claude w. took me here for one of my first trad leads.
By Jeff Mekolites
From: HOTlanta, GA
Mar 15, 2007

Ahhh....the infamous Claude W....I think I may recognize your name. I have been climbing with Claude since meeting him at Emory after moving to Atlanta in 2001.
By Swamp Cookie
From: da Bayou
Apr 11, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

This route can be lead using slings only on the knobs. Fun.
By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Jan 7, 2012

Fun and chill route. We did it with nuts, tri-cams, and slings, with no shoes or chalk for added adventure.
By Marci HW
From: Jacksonville, FL
Sep 10, 2014

Perfect route for beginner trad climbers