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The Whale is one of the roadside crags at the eastern end of the area.
To approach this crag, park at a dirt road on the north side of the Whitney Portal Road, across from Whitney Portal Campground. This is just before the Whitney Portal Road makes a switch back.
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Bony Fingers 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c R Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
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Bony Fingers 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c R CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Whale
Bony Fingers features an incredible 90m finger crack! If it weren't for the knobs, this steep, beautiful splitter would be 5.12 instead of 5.9. Located on "The Whale", approach by turning off of the main road to the right on a dirt road a little ways before the main road ends. This can only be followed for about 100 feet before a gate. Park here. Hike past the gate towards the east until the road appears to sharply switchback up and left (back to the west), and a secondary, lower, road cont...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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