East Face/Finger Flatiron
Avg: 2.1 from 14 votes
Routes in Finger Flatiron
|Dropline TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|East Face Right/Finger Flatiron T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X|
|East Face/Finger Flatiron T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Just Right TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b X|
|Mere Wall T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Monodoigt T,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|No "Tufa" Ones Here? TR 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a|
|Northwest Corner T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Nude Figures in a Hollow Fruit S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Patience S,TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Polydoigt TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Right Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|South Side of the Sky S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Thicker T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Thinner T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R|
|Type:||Trad, 3 pitches|
|Page Views:||1,377 total, 7/month|
|Shared By:||Warren Teissier on Feb 21, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is a great route. If it weren't for the grubby start, it'd get 3 stars easily.
The route starts to the right of the rock gully that leads into the Mallory Cave. Because of this, it is subject to bat closures, so make sure you check this before you hike all the way there. The gully / chimney part of the route has lots of [loose] rock and a large-sized "death block" as christened by Roach. Watch were you step, there is definitely enough stuff there to hurt someone.
We did this route in three pitches with a 60m rope. Portions of the route have sizeable runouts but the difficulty in those sections is mild....
P1. Start some ten feet up and right of the Mallory Cave gully. Climb a notch covered with lichen and followed immediately by another notch. This feels a bit stiff for the grade and is somehow protectable. From here, work your way to the trees in a gully up and left and move left of the gully once you reach the tree. Run up the face until you reach the top part of the gully and belay when you run out of rope.
P2. Continue up the gully/chimney until you reach a bulge with two cracks (alternatively you can traverse right out of the gully for some neat face climbing and then back to the chimney under the cracks (unprotected for some 40 feet)). Put in a piece in the crack, and crank the bulge using perfect hand jams. Step around the death block and belay past it in the notch.
P3. Traverse up and left for a few feet and them climb straight up until you reach the top.
Rappel 50-70 feet North from slings located on the North side of the summit.