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Bear Fingers 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Jerry Dodrill on Feb 19, 2006

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Description 

This is the crack at the left end of the cliff. Clip the first two bolts of Kidnapped/Jekyll and Hyde and follow the finger/thin hand crack diagonally up to the left over a bulge to Kidnapped's chains on a ledge.

This route may have been climbed a long time ago. I climbed it in 1996 and put in the anchor in 2003.

Protection 

Two bolts, and a few cams, 1"-1.5"


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By steple
Sep 9, 2012
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

This goes on gear only. A bigger piece like a 3" for the lower part, smaller cams from .3" to 1" for the finger crack.
By grabski
From: N California
Jun 27, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Steeper than it looks like at first. Definitely goes on all gear. I used mostly small mastercams. Largest piece I placed was #1 C4. Not many good nut placements unfortunately. The pro is there, but not straight-forward. Be suspicious of the cracks around the large block system 1/3 up the climb.
By Bruno Beltran
From: Stanford, CA
Aug 19, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This route is even more fun if done on gear only, as suggested in the Bay Area Climbing book. A 2" and 3" piece protected the lower part for me, but I can imagine not using them if I fiddled around a bit. The block grabski referred to was flat out detached when I stepped on it. Be careful up there.

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