Type: Trad, 80 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Herb and Jan Conn, late 1940's (probable)
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Shared By: James DeRoussel on Nov 29, 2003
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

If your legs and brain are still responsive after the hike up to Finger Rock, you might as well climb it. After all that hard work, it'd be a waste not to, right?

The technical route up Finger Rock begins in the western saddle between Prominent Point and Finger Rock itself. The climbing starts up the north-northeast face of the Finger, immediately above the trail's end:

Climb up easily protected flake, past small bulge and cracks, to a ledge with two small trees (~50').

From ledge, continue up easy terrain, past a bolted 5.8 crux to two-bolt rappel station (~30'). The teetering summit block is another ten feet above the bolts.

A single 60m rope will allow for a rap to the ground.

Extreme exposure and scary, shifting rock will likely make your summit experience a short one. But hey, at least your legs and nerves are trashed for the brutal, three hour downhill slog that lies ahead! Happy trails!

Protection

A few medium sized cams (0.5-1.0 camalots) and a set of nuts.

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