South face of the fifth finger

Page Type
Route
Location:
California, United States, North America
Route Type:
Scramble/technical climb
Time Required:
Half a day
Difficulty:
5.6

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South face of the fifth finger
Created On: Jan 6, 2005
Last Edited On: Jan 6, 2005

Approach


From the parking area (3600'+), the peak is visible as the leftmost of several points. Hike up the slope to the base of the fifth finger, (the finger furthest west on the ridge).

Route Description


From the base of the fifth finger the largest crack that runs diagonally from the western side of the finger towards the eastern side is the starting point. After following this crack for approximately 80ft, a ledge to the right (east) leads you to the base of a small face that you follow up to a chute that you can scramble up for another ~ 30ft. A scramble up to the right then puts you near the top of the ridge which you can follow to the summit. See the route drawn on the picture.

Essential Gear


We carried a 10mm 60m rope, the length was longer than needed, only the first pitch was long, and didn't need to be. We used a couple .75 black diamond cams, a 1, 2, and a 4(only for the belay anchor). We used a couple assorted nuts as well.

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