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September Knights 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Todd Lane, Mike McGlynn
New Route: Yes
Season: Fall, Winter
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Submitted By: Todd Lane on Sep 30, 2006

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A really fun line that climbs straight up the face. The climb is deceiving; where it looks easy, it isn't as easy as it looks. Where it looks hard, it isn't as hard as it looks. Say no more - we'll ruin the fun. Get on it and enjoy, the clipping stances are great! A great place to take pics of folks on CYT or leading this climb or Mark Limage's November Daze just to the west of this line. We really struggled with this being 5.8 or 5.9, please let us know what you think!


About 40 feet west of the left edge of CYT. This climb and November Daze go up the same face.


8 bolts to a great ledge and chains.

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Sheri dancing her way up September Knights
Sheri dancing her way up September Knights
Pieced together from 5 separate photos, this is Se...
BETA PHOTO: Pieced together from 5 separate photos, this is Se...
Mike at the third bolt.  30 Sep 06.
Mike at the third bolt. 30 Sep 06.
Mike through the bulge on September Knights.
Mike through the bulge on September Knights.
Great rock and fun on September Knights
Great rock and fun on September Knights
Sheri leading up September Knights
Sheri leading up September Knights
dirty son of a cinch
dirty son of a cinch

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By 46and2
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 17, 2006
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

AWESOME climb with one move up high that looks more freaky than it really is if you'll just go for it!! Have Fun!!
By Chris Ransel
Jan 8, 2007

Enjoyable climbing with good stances and a nice view into Calico. It felt like 5.8 to me.
By gilbert.2003
From: Burke, VA
Apr 9, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

As easy as it looks; 5.8 is generous.
By trundlebum
From: Las Vegas NV
Jan 3, 2008

Super fun, as was 'November Daze'
However, I agree with gilbert,
I thought it barely harder than 'November Daze'
5.8 is generous.
By cassondra
May 12, 2009

an easy, fun 5.8.
By Kurt Swanson
From: Philadelphia, PA
Feb 10, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Avoiding pulling on the fragile flakes made this a 5.9. There is a big flake about halfway up the size of a kitchen counter that felt really hollow. The sketchiness of this flake kinda ruined it for me.
By dirty son of a cinch
From: las vegas, nv
Apr 6, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

really liked this climb!! great fun 5.8
By engineer1984
From: Ogden, UT
Sep 30, 2012

Are you guys using a 60m rope? This description says 85 ft which puts me in comfort range for rappelling. My guide book says 100 ft, which doesn't.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Sep 30, 2012

Even a 100' route is safe to rappel with a 60m line- a 60m line is always cut long when its new (they range between 62m and 65m), and it shrinks with age. Even a true 60m will only be short of the ground by about 18" on a 100' route. You'll be fine.
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