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Routes in b. Finger Lickin' Area

Finger Lickin' T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Fun Flake T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Health Insurance T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
High Profile T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Jaw Bone T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lifeline T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pandora's Box T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Petty Larceny T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pinky Paralysis T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
R and R T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Snatch Power T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Woods Taylor T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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Elevation: 3,087 ft
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Shared By: Alexey Zelditch on Oct 22, 2009
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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sunny most of the day, good winter destination

Getting There

From Arch Rock entrance drive 0.9 mile toward the Valley and park on river side on paved parking. Walk up the h/w 140 for about 100-150 feet looking for trail on the hill side.

The trail is very steep and has lot of scree, but relatively short. 10 min you reach fork with short wall 50' tall with "Snatch Power" on the right. Continue 5 min up to reach the base of Finger Licking

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Classic Climbing Routes at Finger Lickin' Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fun Flake
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jaw Bone
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Snatch Power
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Finger Lickin'
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Petty Larceny
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pinky Paralysis
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fun Flake
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Jaw Bone
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Snatch Power
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Finger Lickin'
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Petty Larceny
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Pinky Paralysis
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
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If you've never seen poison oak before, get someone to show you before you head up for this one. Oct 29, 2009
It may be a good idea to scope out the location of the trail a day in advance as to not take away too much time from actual climbing.
This is a great cliff to add to your list if the canyon is full of climbers. Dec 1, 2009
Ed Whittle aka. Greatful Ed put one or two climbs up just right of Fun Flake. Crack, I think in the 5.11 range with chains at the top. I never got around to climbing them before I moved to the Grand Canyon. Does anyone have any info on them? Dec 11, 2009
Alexey Zelditch
San Jose
Alexey Zelditch   San Jose
Marc, about route you talk- a year ago when I climbed a Fun flake - I did see the fixed rope at location of this route. It was the thin crack [I did not even try] - because it looked way ,way harder than 5.11 from the ground Jan 18, 2010
There's a thin, thin crack, and just to the right of that a few feet is Ed's route, which looks a bit more like 2 thin cracks. I have not been on this one but am told that it takes gear and is in the .11+ range. May 4, 2010
Bryan G
Bryan G   Yosemite
This is really one of the most underrated crags in the Valley with several crack climbs that rival any of those found at Reed's or the Cookie.

Make damn sure you find the approach trail. We missed it first time up and ended up bushwhacking through a minefield of poison oak. It's pretty thick in the springtime. Luckily none of us were allergic. May 8, 2011
Karsten Duncan
Sacramento, CA
Karsten Duncan   Sacramento, CA
Just to the right of where Snatch Power tops out there is a new bolted anchor set up for rapping. We rapped off a bush for Jaw Bone but used the anchor for Snatch Power. May 10, 2012
The base of the crag got singed by the Ferguson Fire, so extra care should be taken on the approach to avoid erosion.

There is currently a small cairn marking the trail just uphill of the parking area.

Unfortunately, the fire seems not to have affected the poison oak. 5 days ago

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