Fuhrer Finger/Thumb Climber's Log

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chrisc - May 26, 2018 8:37 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2018

Summited 5/25/18  Sucess!

Shrund conditions pretty gnarly. Summited on 5/25/18. The full account of my climb: https://gethighonaltitude.com/2018/05/26/fuhrer-finger/


blakemj33 - Jun 11, 2017 6:42 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2013

Fuhrer Thumb  Sucess!

Great climb. A little more exciting than the Finger which was our descent path. Did it right before going to Denali so I felt in great shape.


jbtheou - Aug 12, 2013 6:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

Fuhrer Finger - Lost and Found  Sucess!

Wonderful route (With some tricky rock climbing at the top of the gully, because of the bad condition of the glacier there).
Done in three days (with D.C. for the way down).

I lost one of my crampon (Grivel) there (After the top of the gully I think, during the steep snow path) ... Let me know if you find it ! ;-) Thank you.


benners - Jun 11, 2012 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2012


Climbed the Finger in whiteout conditions before turning around at 12,000'. Lots of ice up there right now, the route either needs new snow or sun in order to make for desirable climbing/skiing conditions.


jamesmc2 - Jul 5, 2010 2:23 am

Finger of Fate

Absolute classic. Beautiful camp on the southern flank of the Wilson glacier. Perfect spring/early summer conditions. Left camp at 4:00 am and summited at 11:00 am. Ski descent back to camp by 1:30. My first time above 14,000.


bighornmonkey - Jul 1, 2010 11:09 am Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2010

Route to ourselves  Sucess!

Summitted via this route on a very windy day. A block of ice came down and hit my helmet which resulted in (fortunately) only a broken headlamp. Some exiting crevasse crossings. Summitted at 1:15pm. Descended the same route. Very soft snow on the way down near 9,500 ft around 3:30pm.
Fun route.

alpine climber

alpine climber - Sep 14, 2009 5:42 pm

up the finger, down the DC  Sucess!

Party of 3 climbed through clouds at Paradise and into sunshine, where we camped near the Fuhrer Finger. Great conditions on the Finger. We were on the summit for 5 minutes before a lenticular cloud hit us. Started down the DC and the clouds broke when we entered the crevasse fields. Fun route, felt like we had the mountain to ourselves.


sushiman - Sep 23, 2008 9:52 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2001

great trip  Sucess!

great route. a really quick way to the summit in good conditions. decended the Kautz ice chute


Faster - Jul 9, 2008 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 1982

Fuhrer Finger  Sucess!

Climbed with Greg Frank and Matt Strausser. First technical climb, lots of rock fall on the return trip back down the Finger. Excellent weather. Seems like the route to take on this mtn. Only one other party was climbing the day we summited. Approximate date.


brusy - Jun 29, 2008 12:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

down by DC  Sucess!

Finally made it all the way. Had to spend a cold night on the glacier bellow camp muir :-)


alpinerack - May 10, 2007 2:35 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2000

Fuhrer Finger  Sucess!

Fun and exciting route. Punched through a crevasse! Scary! downclimbed the Kautz. Great time!

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