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gimpilatorOwens and Five Fingers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2017


Hiked up Owens and the true summit of Five Fingers the day after Scodie.
Posted Dec 20, 2017 3:09 pm

SCHOFifth Finger  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2017


Slog up slope on east side then scramble up fifth finger.
Posted Jun 27, 2017 9:41 am

bscotteasy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2016


quick and fun
Posted Apr 13, 2016 3:02 pm

IronHikerHPS route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2014


Just had time for the 5th finger main tower. Lots of good climbing available here.
Posted Aug 2, 2015 10:15 pm

wordlessnatureGreat start to a day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2014


We headed up from the parking/camping area just a bit further than Powers Well. Stepped up the sand and scree, crossed the saddle between fingers 4 and 5, and walked down and around to the NE approach. Mellow class 3, and thankfully back to the car before noon on a 103 degree day!
Posted Oct 5, 2014 6:25 pm

irrationalistFun and Easy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013


I've done this more than once using the HPS route. Good views and a great conditioning hike followed by a fun scramble. I've seen other class 3-4 routes I'd like to attempt.
Posted Jan 31, 2014 11:28 am

Luke SwansonFive Fingers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2012

Luke Swanson

Climbed the 1, 4, and 5. Have to come back for 2 and 3. Really cool rock formations.
Posted Jun 4, 2012 8:55 pm

hightineraryThe Finger  Sucess!


I climbed the highest finger in November 2007 and in April 2008. It's one way to work up a thirst before visiting the nearby Indian Wells Brewery.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 7:59 am

cabFifth Finger  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2011


Tiring sand slog up to the base of the rocks, but fun after that.
Posted Jan 24, 2011 3:31 pm

Princess ButtercupMeh...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2010

Princess Buttercup

Walked up the carved steps on the north face of the 5th finger w/ James Barnett (sayyestocrack). We looked at the other fingers, got annoyed with the decomposing granite, heard the band warming up down at the brewery, and headed down to Octoberfest.
Posted Oct 25, 2010 11:28 pm

KVHikerA Fun Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2009


I went on a hike to Five Fingers on Tuesday, April 7th 2009. The hike started at 1:00PM in the Indian Wells Valley where the desert environment was warm, windy, and not too hot. We parked on a dirt road, and started our ascent.

Heading East from our parking area we crossed a wash, and then started uphill. While it is only 1.1 miles to the summit the elevation gain is 1725 feet. Looking up at the Five Fingers we made our way up angling through the scree toward the saddle between the fourth and the fifth finger which took 1 hour and 25 minutes.

We started making our way around the rocks until we located two ravines leading up. We decided to ascend one of the class 4 chutes which fortunately led us to a point where a summit approach was possible. We reached the windy perch, signed the register, and took some pictures. I was able to take pictures of the ridge where we had done the Decapeak Hike ( 4 were necessary).

We started working our way down. Author Ruby Jenkins (Exploring the Southern Sierra: East Side) had made the approach to the peak another way so we decided to check it out. Somebody had cut small “steps” down a class 3 chute which made it much easier to descend.

It took us about 30 minutes to scree ski down the slope to our vehicle. The hike took 3 hours to go 2 miles with an elevation gain of 1725 feet.

Posted Aug 13, 2009 6:34 pm

Steve LarsonShort but sweet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2008

Steve Larson

A cool breezy day after a rainstorm--you could see for about 100 miles. The dog tried to do it, but couldn't.
Posted Nov 2, 2008 5:37 pm

Augie MedinaAll Five  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2008

Augie Medina

Climbed all five with Tom Becht and Gordon approaching from the north side. A beautiful day. Did one 4th class route and the rest were class 3. We noted the class 3 route up #5 with steps cut in the rock. But as you look south towards #5 from its base, there is a far more interesting class 3 chute just to the left of the chute with the steps.
Posted May 5, 2008 2:12 pm

Dave SFifth Finger  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2008

Dave S

Nice late afternoon scramble (despite the wind!) with TT up the Fifth Finger.
Posted Mar 16, 2008 10:47 pm

Brad MastrosSouth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007

Brad Mastros

Miguel had a nice lead that seemed a little stiffer than 5.6 (like he said). Fun route despite the wind
Posted Apr 17, 2007 9:59 pm

forjan5th, 4th and 1st finger  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007


Climbed the 5th, 4th and 1st finger with Brad Mastros on a windy and cool day. On the 5th finger, we took a more direct route on the south face that felt like 5.7. Too windy and cold to try the 3rd and 2nd finger! Now I have to go back sometime and finish those off!
Posted Apr 15, 2007 11:14 pm

bechttIWV Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2007


Part 2 of our southern Sierra day trip. Climbed 5th and then 4th Finger with Ryan (crescentstrife) but let him do the false peak on his own.
Posted Jan 8, 2007 9:11 pm

lakenyonFrom Indian Wells Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2005
Short but enjoyable scramble. Report
Posted May 14, 2006 10:59 pm

RSN473Route Climbed: Various Date Climbed: October 23, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed all five plus the 2 "bonus fingers" SE of the ridge. Plenty of suspect holds and grit, but all in all a great day.
Posted Oct 24, 2005 7:26 pm

ExploreABitMoreRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: ManyTimes  Sucess!


Live near the five fingers and like to hike up there often. Fun place to hike/climb.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 10:35 pm

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