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Knuckle Sauce

This route is located in the Miller Fork at Deep End

The Salty Dawgs

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Half Mast 5.11b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Scott Curran in 2013
Length: 55ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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The obvious fin arete. Negotiate a low bulge with awkward moves at the first bolt to make a somewhat sketchy second clip. Take on the face making use of the rounded arete when possible. The longer your reach the less chance of needing to leave the comfort of the arete for more difficult crimping on the face.
Moves: Balancy
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC

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5.11b (40 votes)

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Submitted by: Cromper
Date: Apr 9th, 2015

Submitted by: Cromper
Date: Dec 6th, 2013


Jeff said on March 23rd, 2014
Really fun climbing!
J-Ru said on June 2nd, 2014
Go left to the arete at the 5th bolt. If you go right to the face and fall clipping the 5th a small ledge is in play.
Anonymous said on June 3rd, 2014
Oh, and I thought the climbing was fun. Interesting moves on the arete and fun moves off the arete to clip the chains.
Episketch said on May 27th, 2015
Fun climb! I didn't think the bottom was awkward - I just had to get a little creative and balance well. I'm 5'5" and I did quite a bit of crimping on the face, though I still got to do a few sweet arete moves.
Chiyram said on March 26th, 2017
Fun route, very unique!