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Ladyfingers 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bob and Yvonne Gaines, November 1998
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Murf on Jan 1, 2005

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Description 

Located directly under Dummy's Delight, Ladyfingers climbs patina flakes left to right to a shared finish with it. Begin by bouldering up the left side of Lucky Lady. From the base of the buttress the route looks quite easy, and almost unappealing, as it never seems to get that high off the gully.

It is not as easy as it looks, however, and for all its positive edges, manages to require technical footwork. As expected from Gaines, a quality route plucked from plain sight.

Protection 

Six bolts. Small cam to protect follower. Gear anchor from thin to #1 Camalot.


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By C Miller
Administrator
Feb 9, 2004
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Good climbing and better than appearances suggest make this another worthy tick for the area. Easy descent by walking right and rapping off Lucky Lady. Two or three stars out of five.
By Anonymous Coward
Aug 6, 2005

I love this route. something really appealing about traversing over the deep cravass on small edges. the moves are gymnastic and fun. backstepping and mantels on patina plates. dig it!
By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Oct 10, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

A well protected fun route, with some traversing involved. Well worth an ascent if in the area but not 5.10b IMHO, easier I think.
By Pat C
From: Honolulu
Dec 21, 2009

This route was great. Don't know why there are all the low ratings here. I thought it was like a concentrated version of loose lady. All the steep edging moves, sustained, high steps. Great route. one of my favorite leads in a long time.