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Cutfinger Rock Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: blaine.limpus on May 2, 2012

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Weather station 6.9 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Cutfinger Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cutfinger Rock:
Cut Finger Arete   V5 6C     Boulder, Alpine   
Cut Finger Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V1 5     TR, Boulder, Alpine   
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Featured Route For Cutfinger Rock

Cut Finger Arete V5 6C  WY : Grand Teton National Park : ... : Cutfinger Rock
One of the more challenging problems on Cutfinger, and another impressive effort by the likes of Gill, Chouinard, Kamps, etc. Especially considering their shoes and other gear.Stand start the slight arete in the middle of the boulder, right hand on a flat gaston, left hand on a small sidepull crimp in a small crack/bulge. Stab up to another small crimp in a diagonal seam, then up to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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By Tony Brengosz
May 25, 2015
To get to Cutfinger Rock, walk past the Jenny Lake ranger station along a gravel path. When you reach the campground, connect with the paved bike path(labelled "old road" on the hand drawn topo), and continue north for a couple hundred yards. Cutfinger will be the first large boulder on the left side, just off the bike trail.

Perhaps John Gill can best describe the boulder...

From Gill's website:

'In the beginning there was nothing. Then the old timers spotted Cut-finger Rock and Teton bouldering was born. Dick Emerson,one of the pioneers, forced a route up the immense Marmolada-like south wall, which to this day is called Cut-finger Crack, even though the number of cut fingers has been reduced drastically due to a breaking off of the guillotine-like hold in 1958. It has become the most popular boulder due to its proximity to the road, its clean appearance, and its wide range of difficulty. It is a good boulder. Virtually every hold has been eliminated at some time or other, so the boulder has an infinite number of combinations. Warning: Do not be misled by its safe girl-like appearance. It has already been the scene of several accidents,i.e., LeightonÂ’s Folly of 1958'
By Cameron Wright
Jul 24, 2015
The top of the eastern half of this boulder is now blocked by a tree

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