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Middle Finger 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Jeff R. on Aug 19, 2007  with updates from Adal Bermann

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Mark and the Middle Finger.

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Slightly overhanging and crimpy climbing takes you to the top of a pinnacle shaped boulder. Lead Orthanc (5.8) to establish a bolted toprope anchor for this climb. This is a great climb to finish off the day!


Lower Middle Earth.


Toprope bolts with a rap station, requires slings and locking carabiners.

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By Kyle Wills
From: San Diego CA
Feb 8, 2011

The belay is one of the last nice shady areas in the afternoon. Thus making it another reason to end the day here.
By Adal Bermann
From: San Diego, California
Nov 12, 2015
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13

I did end the day there =) had to clean it up. It's mighty chilly at this spot in the evening these days of November. Super fun TR bolder.

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