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oldaditLeft Jumars in pack  Sucess!


Climbed long ago with Guy, Kathy, and several others.
Barely able to follow this sucker with lots of
tension up an down. Better form than Jumars though.
Posted Aug 7, 2008 6:44 pm

Montana MattStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2000

Montana Matt

Went up the standard route with Josh. The hike is extremely strenuous and the climbing isn't.
Posted Sep 30, 2007 4:31 pm

AndinistalocoFinger Rock, east face


Should've done this one earlier in the year. The routefinding and bushwhacking on the climber's trails was rough with temps pushing 90. But the climb was really fun. Two pitches, no moves harder than 5.6 in my opinion; the "crux" move on the finger itself maybe not even that - although the exposure is great! Wind howling up there, too. Conventional wisdom has it right - the approach is rougher than the climb.

Trip report is here: http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/190050/finger-rock.html
Posted Apr 23, 2006 7:17 pm

xclimberRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: March 12, 2005  Sucess!
A truly classic climb in a spectacular position. Well worth the effort required to get there. The difficulty is less than stated in the guidebook. Probably 5.6/7. The pro is excellent: I lead it using only stoppers, hexes, and tri-cams. "Squeezers" not required: you'll appreciate the lighter load.

There was water in the creek bottom on the secondary use trail, but we have had unusually high rainfall amounts this year. Miner's Lettuce was growing in abundance.
Posted Mar 14, 2005 8:35 am

JoshRoute Climbed: Standard plus many variations Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!


The Finger Rock Canyon trailhead is less than 1/2 mile from my house. I stare up at Finger Rock from my home-office every day. As discussed, the crux of the climb is the approach. The technical portion is not really 5.8 as the guidebook says -- 5.5+ would be generous. My best "mailbox-to-mailbox" time is just under 3 hours.
Posted Feb 5, 2004 12:33 am

FelsbergRoute Climbed: Standard approach Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2003
Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2003


Third time to the base of Finger Rock, this time I climbed to the upper belay station (at the fist), but wimped out on the last bit, failing to reach the top - too much exposure - no pro. Down-climbed the south direct gully and ran into many obstacles and shindaggers. This hike is always an adventure.
Posted Jan 7, 2004 3:39 pm

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