Knot Head is an old trad route that has been retro-bolted into a sport route. It is the second bolted line left of Dune, just left of Phase Dance, on the left wall of the alcove.
Follow thin to hand-sized cracks and face up the steep wall to the anchors. Be careful to avoid a loose flake at the top.
A good warm-up route.
9 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.
Per Jason Halladay: a standard rack would suffice for climbing the route entirely on gear, but the bolts for "The Opportunist" can easily be clipped from the crack.
Oct 20, 2003
Watch out for lots of loose rock. I almost got hit by a 12x12 in piece!
|By Matt Price|
Oct 9, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
It seems like the bolted route is mostly on the face left of the cracks / trad route. Either way, it is very easy and tempting to use the cracks, which makes it an option for a beginning leader.
|By Jason Halladay|
From: Los Alamos, NM
Mar 31, 2013
The route described here is "The Opportunist". Knot Head may indeed be the crack, though. I don't know the history of this wall. But the bolted line is "The Opportunist" as described by the guidebooks.