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Crooked Dick Spire (aka The Finger)
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Crooked Dick Spire 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Pat Brennan and Bob Cable, May 1998
Season: fall, winter, spring
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Submitted By: Michael Clark on Jan 30, 2011

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Peter Pribik on the summit of Crooked Dick Spire

Description 

Crux is after the second bolt. It gets tricky getting up from the ledge to reach the third bolt. Give it a reach around ;-)

FA Pat Brennan and Bob Cable May 1998

Location 

Only route on The Finger. East facing side of the spire.

Protection 

4 bolts, chain anchors


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Sandy summits the dick.
Sandy summits the dick.
The skyline.  Crooked dick just left of center.
The skyline. Crooked dick just left of center.
Taking in the success of my first out door lead.
Taking in the success of my first out door lead.
Last climb of the day.
Last climb of the day.
easy top out
easy top out
Climber: Eric Catig Photo by: Ryan Cabrestante
Climber: Eric Catig Photo by: Ryan Cabrestante

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By Jordan Rowell
From: Big Bear City, California
Dec 28, 2014

CONDITION REPORT 
I climbed this route about a month ago, and was a little unsettled by the condition of the anchor. I didn't have a camera so I couldn't take a picture, but the left bolt of the anchor had fracture lines showing in the rock around it. And looked as though the rock around it was eroding and was no longer a good spot for an anchor.

Not sure if this is in fact dangerous, but someone with a little more experience should check it out.
By brian burke
From: la, ca
Feb 2, 2015

CONDITION REPORT 
secconding what jordan said about the anchor. lots of choss and fractured rock around the anchor bolts. fun climbing on a cool formation, but be forewarned that the rock quality is not ideal.
By Pat Brennan
Jan 26, 2012

FA Pat Brennan and Bob Cable May 1998
By QRohlf
From: Portland, Oregon
Feb 14, 2012

fun route - mostly because of the setting. If setting this up as a toprope, make sure to leave the last draw in as a directional - even with the directional, you're looking at a bit of a spinny pendulum if you go up the right side rather than the somewhat blank center.
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