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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'
Original:  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


Photos of Crooked Dick Spire Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sandy summits the dick.
Sandy summits the dick.
Rock Climbing Photo: J gets too excited at the top.
J gets too excited at the top.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ride it
Ride it
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber: Eric Catig Photo by: Ryan Cabrestante
Climber: Eric Catig Photo by: Ryan Cabrestante
Rock Climbing Photo: The skyline.  Crooked dick just left of center.
The skyline. Crooked dick just left of center.
Rock Climbing Photo: easy top out
easy top out
Rock Climbing Photo: Last climb of the day.
Last climb of the day.
Rock Climbing Photo: Taking in the success of my first out door lead.
Taking in the success of my first out door lead.

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By Pat Brennan
Jan 26, 2012

FA Pat Brennan and Bob Cable May 1998
By Quinn Rohlf
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.
By Nathanael
From: Riverside, CA
Apr 21, 2016

Rock quality is really bad on the top. Worth climbing just because of the formation though.
By Alex Fletcher
From: San Clemente, CA
May 19, 2016

Agree rock quality on top is slightly chossy. I would rate it as a classic except for this. Definitely climb while in the area.

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