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Middle Finger (backside)

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Bear, The T,TR 
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Pick-A-Dilly Prow T,TR 
Pick-A-Dilly Prow Variation T,TR 
Pleasant Dreams T,TR 
Prick-a-Digi Ow! T,TR 

Middle Finger (backside)  


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Location: 35.23491, -81.27419 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chuck Parks on Feb 1, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: Middle Finger Backside 1)Pick-A-Dilly Prow (5.11b...

Description 

Middle Finger is a ridge of rock that runs north-south. The shorter east face is considered the "backside", whereas the west face is Middle Finger Wall proper. Topropes can be set up from bolts at the top, by carefully scrambling up the ridge from the north end.

Leaders should beware, as the easy routes on this wall have portions of chossy rock.

Getting There 

From the summit trail, take the same fork as for the Fortress area. Instead of descending into the Fortress area, continue on the trail a short way further to another descent that winds to the base of the east face of the Middle Finger (the "backside").

There is also a steep, rocky gully that leads down from the north end of Middle Finger backside toward the vicinity of Two Pitch Wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.9 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Middle Finger (backside):
Pleasant Dreams   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Pick-A-Dilly Prow Variation   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Pick-A-Dilly Prow   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Pick-A-Dilly Prow Variation 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  NC : Crowders Mountain : ... : Middle Finger (backside)
Same start as Pick-A-Dilly Prow but continue climbing straight out of the roof towards a rectangular hole then reach out towards the arete. Finishes out on much easier climbing. Watch out for the branches!...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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