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Routes in Finger Rock aka Bill Williams Spire

East Face of Finger Rock T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
North Face - Original Route T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
South Face T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Elevation: 8,000 ft
GPS: 35.197, -112.212 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Colin Cox on Sep 30, 2009
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick
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Description

80-140 foot spire on the SW flank of the mountain. Also referred to as Bill Williams Monument, Bill Williams Spire and Chimney Rock. First ascent by Powell, Feuerer and Wilson in 1957. There are 3 known routes on the spire. 85 foot rappel off slings with rings.

Getting There

Follow FR 111 to an obvious wooden sign high up on the mountain that reads FINGER ROCK. Park at the pullout there and walk the short trail that leads to a lookout where you can see the spire and the traversing approach. Get your bearings and go back to the car and drive a hundred yards or so to the next pullout on the left. 20-30 minute bushwack.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Finger Rock aka Bill Williams Spire

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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
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Ron Thompson
Idlewild, CA
Ron Thompson   Idlewild, CA
East Face is a classic route. To gain the summit you must climb through the rock to the other side to gain the summit. The climb start on the East Face of Finger Rock climbing a 5.5 face.A excellent and wild belay ledge starts pitch two with great exposure. Dec 13, 2009
Finger Rock ?
Not that it matters much, but I always heard to this refered to as Bill Williams Spire. Sep 30, 2010
DesertRat
Flagstaff, AZ
DesertRat   Flagstaff, AZ
As of 6/27/15 Tat on top is in decent shape. My 60m perfectly reaches the notch on the north side of the spire. Jun 27, 2015

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