Finger Rock (Standard Route)
Avg: 3.3 from 27 votes
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Herb and Jan Conn, late 1940's (probable)|
|Page Views:||7,005 total · 40/month|
|Shared By:||James DeRoussel on Nov 29, 2003|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionIf 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!