Five Fingers area Rock Climbing
Going down to Play Hooky.
This is a subarea created for better organization. It will include routes below the bridges and below the Scottish Gullies and upstream from the Outhouse Wall. Obviously, with an ice park, the routes will vary with spigot proliferation; however, much of this terrain has already been filled in, but then again, there are bolts for mixed routes.
For the time being, these routes will include: Playing Hooky
to Poodle Sex.
Some of these routes utilize anchors on the uphill side of the road with long lengths of chains.
Hike up to the ice park, or drive and park. Then go downhill from the lower bridge on the western side/far side of the gorge. You can easily reach this area going uphill from the downhill end of the gorge by hiking uphill from town.
Most folks will rappel down or be lowered in to climb these routes.
A. Playing Hooky
, WI4, 1p, 110', screws.
B. We're #1
, WI4-5, 1p, 110', screws.
C. Up Yours
, WI4-5, 1p, 100', screws.
D. The Bird
, WI4+-6, 1p, 125', screws.
E. Dead Ringer
, WI4-5, 1p, 125', screws.
F. Salsa Lisa
, M7, 1p, 130', bolts & screws.
G.In the Pink
, WI4, 1p, 140', screws.
H. Helgi's Route
, M7 WI5, 1p, 130', bolts & screws.
I. La Ventana
, WI5, 1p, 100', screws.
J. Aqua Velva, WI4, 1p.
K. L of Jade Chimney
, M4-5, 1p, 70', gear & screws.
L. Jade, WI5, 1p.
M. Poodle Sex, WI5, 1p.
Apparently, there is a non-climbing exit called the walk of shame.
Weather station 0.4 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Five Fingers area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Five Fingers area:
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The Bird is a classic, long WI5+ with easy access from the parking lot. The first 60-70 feet shift between WI3-4 before transitioning to a vertical 30-foot free-standing column. For the last 20 feet or so, the route moves right and up onto a delicate curtain finishing with a snow/ice mixed sloping exit. The crux varies by year due to changing ice formation conditions; however, it is usually on the free-standing column slightly below the area where it connects with the curtain. There is...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
Gordo clearing the bulge at the top...ice bulge.
BETA PHOTO: So-so pic of Tim starting on this line.