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Knuckle Draggers Needed 

YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Roy Suggett & Phyllis Suggett
New Route: Yes
Season: May through October
Page Views: 1,172
Submitted By: Roy Suggett on Aug 1, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: The crux move around to the arete.

Description 

This route is on a north, right-facing dihedral. Using the first move of "Diverging Evolution" crack, reach over left and clip the first bolt before stepping out on the face. Three bolts later you reach a ledge and are able to clip the fourth bolt for the crux move. The crux can be height-dependent and shorter climbers may need to make the clip and climb down working left onto the arete. In any event, the arete leads to chains. Really fun route!

Location 

Lower Jungle in the "Congo Corner" left of "Diverging Evolution."

Protection 

8 quick draws and a few runners.


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This height-dependent crux is exceedingly fun, but only if you can reach the two knuckle finger lock.  The ledge gives you time to contemplate.
This height-dependent crux is exceedingly fun, but...
One of the better routes in the Jungle(s).
One of the better routes in the Jungle(s).
This chained anchor serves both "Knuckle Draggers Needed" and "Diverging Evolution."
This chained anchor serves both "Knuckle Drag...
Knuckle Draggers Needed ends at the chains.
BETA PHOTO: Knuckle Draggers Needed ends at the chains.
After clipping this bolt, step left on smaller and smaller edges to shoot for the finger lock at the top of this picture!
BETA PHOTO: After clipping this bolt, step left on smaller and...
Red is K.D.Needed <br />Yellow is Div. Evolution
BETA PHOTO: Red is K.D.Needed Yellow is Div. Evolution

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By Cristina M
Jul 21, 2011

If you're around my height (5'4"), this route is more like 11+.
By Roy Suggett
Feb 17, 2012

But if you can reach this finger slot, the move off the face and aronnd the arete is really a lot of good fun! This and the next few moves through the last two bolts are the crux of the climb and will require some fast thinking prior to flamming out your forearms.
By BSU_Zac
From: Cedar City, UT
May 15, 2012
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

What a great route! Absolutely loved it. The crux is more balancy than it looks from the ground. It is definitely height dependent but as long as you have moderate reach, you will love this one for sure.
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
May 22, 2012

Pumpy lower section better will get better as it sees more traffic. The moves out to and up the arete were excellent! Exciting final moves to the anchor too - take care pulling over the top there is some looseness up there.
By Alec
Jul 1, 2013
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Not sure what the hype is around this one. The bottom is dirty, top contrived, middle totally height-dependent.