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This route is located in the Miller Fork at Deep End

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Knuckle Sauce 5.12a (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Marty Vogel, Scott Curran in 2013
Length: 75ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Starts on the left facing arete leading to the vertical face above. Technical climbing on edges and pockets with good rests.
Moves: Balancy
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: RRGCC
technical (2) fun (1)
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4.2 stars (50 votes)
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5.12a (43 votes)

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Submitted by: Raiden
Date: Nov 30th, 2015

Submitted by: Raiden
Date: Nov 30th, 2015

Submitted by: Cromper
Date: Dec 6th, 2013


climb2core said on December 3rd, 2013
Must be squishy soft if Mary, I mean Marty sent... ;)
MartyV said on December 3rd, 2013
It may be soft for a .12b, the masses can decide. I guarantee you this .. It's solid 4 stars of fun technical climbing. Thanks to Scott for equiping and letting me climb it.
climb2core said on April 21st, 2014
This is definitely a great route!!! Thought I was gonna onsight until the sloper crux up high. Things are still a bit dirty and I ended using/brushing a new sloper crimp at the crux. Not sure if you guys actually used the very small crimps at the start of the route that were ticked... I thought they were a misleading joke. I used the large flake but it did seem to have a little flexy hollow feeling. Reminiscent of a few lines at the Highlands. Great route and solid at 12a. Great work guys!
Anonymous said on April 21st, 2014
Ya I tried pretty hard to rip that flake off but to no avail. Glad you liked it! -Scott
Jeff said on April 28th, 2014
Lots of fun, thanks Scott!
whoneedsfeet said on May 26th, 2014
phenomenal route, fun climbing with some trickeration throughout.
Chiyram said on May 27th, 2014
Did not send even close, but this route was awesome. Fun technical movement and several defined tricky areas.
DrRockso said on May 27th, 2014
Awesome climb. Thanks for this one Scott.
pumpout2004 said on March 24th, 2015
shadow.ayala said on April 14th, 2015
great route. super fun. soft for the grade.
DrRockso said on July 27th, 2015
Fun route, solid at 12a.
Anonymous said on July 27th, 2015
11c on a humid day
climb2core said on July 27th, 2015
Ooooh, you must be so strong! Can I watch you climb?
Willy said on August 25th, 2016
So many underclings...
Chiyram said on September 10th, 2016
I may have left some draws around this area. PM me if you find 2.
Ebrain said on December 4th, 2016
Get weird Carlos! Get weiiiiiiird!
Cromper said on May 2nd, 2017
Reinforced the flake on the bottom with some epoxy Saturday.
Anonymous said on June 6th, 2018
Did this again 4 years later. It has cleaned up nicely, but also much easier without the moss. Probably hard 11c now. I'd call it 11d, but everyone knows that is at least 12 b/c.
Anonymous said on June 6th, 2018
Definitely a little soft, but it's good to have some light 12a's around for people to break into the grade. This one isn't Snozzberries soft where it *needs* the downgrade (imo).
Cromper said on June 6th, 2018
I have no problem if Ray would downgrade this to 11 c or d.
AidClimber said on October 4th, 2019
Regardless of grade this things a hell of a lot of fun. Super fun movement.