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Aerial Act T 
Big Crack T,TR 
Direct T,TR 
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Finger Crack T,TR 
Fortress Arete T,TR 
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Fortress Fingers T,TR 
Gumbies Go Home T 

Finger Crack 

YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: EricD on Feb 1, 2008

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Description 

Starts on some juggy holds, leads to a right-veering crack which leads to some more big holds to the top. Fun route with some moves that require a bit of problem-solving.

Location 

This route shares a start with Fortress Fingers, but uses the crack and larger holds rather than the face. Once past the crack at the bottom, it's pretty direct to the top.

Protection 

Top-rope from anchors. Small and medium gear if leading. Bolts for anchors.


Photos of Finger Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Finger Crack
Leading Finger Crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Finger Crack a few years ago.  I thought t...
Leading Finger Crack a few years ago. I thought t...
Rock Climbing Photo: My brother top-roping Finger Crack
My brother top-roping Finger Crack
Rock Climbing Photo: fun at the top
fun at the top
Rock Climbing Photo: Sister-in-law with wife belaying on Finger Crack
Sister-in-law with wife belaying on Finger Crack
Rock Climbing Photo: The Fortress  Finger Crack(5.6)trad  Crowders Moun...
The Fortress Finger Crack(5.6)trad Crowders Moun...
Rock Climbing Photo: Wife on Finger Crack
Wife on Finger Crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Phillip climbing finger crack.
Phillip climbing finger crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Fortress  Matthew Stephens(13) 'pinkpoints'  F...
The Fortress Matthew Stephens(13) 'pinkpoints' F...
Rock Climbing Photo: Good wall for those hot days
Good wall for those hot days

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By Brandon H - SC
From: Jackson SC
Aug 28, 2012

fun route but i don't believe its fair to call it 5.8 probably 5.7- ish. I think the NC book gives it 5.6 rating
By Bennett Mccoy
Jun 27, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

vary fun route had a good time
By Tyler Phillips
Dec 22, 2015

Super fun route. This felt more like 5.6-5.7. Definitely not 5.8.

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