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Fingertips

5.10a R, Sport, 2 pitches,  Avg: 2.8 from 59 votes
FA: Bruce Morris, Bill Taylor, Tom Judson, 8/1973.
California > Yosemite NP > Tuolumne Meadows > Daff Area > Daff Dome > S Flank
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

Climb past 2 bolts, then move right past two more and up a flake to a two bolt belay.
A 5.10a pitch moves left and up past two bolts then right past another bolt, then up to a two bolt anchor.

Location

For more complete information, get "Rock Climbing Tuolumne Meadows" by Don Reid and Chris Falkenstein.

Protection

Draws.

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Cathy Dececco TRs the first pitch of Fingertips.
[Hide Photo] Cathy Dececco TRs the first pitch of Fingertips.
Nick leading Fingertips
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Looking up at the slippery blankness.
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start of p2
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Headed to the 1st belay
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M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
  5.10b R
[Hide Comment] With a name like "Fingertips", I was expecting a fingertip crack, which is the furthest from the truth! This is a super-polished, scarcely-protected face climb. Even on toprope, this felt insecure and delicate. I can only imagine how it must feel on lead! Jun 17, 2007
[Hide Comment] The start is about 30 feet to the first bolt. Long run with potential grand fall, so be careful. It's only about 5.8 but can be intimidating. This is classic Tuolumne, polished and clean with exciting runouts that aren't too bad in comparison to other climbs in the region. Dec 5, 2007
Fat Dad
Los Angeles, CA
 
[Hide Comment] In terms of gear, a couple of wires doesn't hurt for the first pitch. On the second pitch, a large cam is nice for the double wide cracks that finish off the pitch. Without one, you're looking at a good 40' runout to the anchors, maybe more.

An awesome climb. Feb 2, 2009
Cory Harelson
Boise, ID
  5.10a PG13
[Hide Comment] Really fun face climb. I led the first pitch of the 5.10a standard route and then toproped the 5.10b direct variation. The bolts are spaced out a bit and the climbing is sustained on thin dime edges. My fingertips actually started bleeding from crimping too hard on the sharp edges while toproping the direct variation. The direct was steeper, but the edges felt a little more positive (although the positive feeling may have been partly due to the toprope). Sep 8, 2009
Nathan Walton
Van Meter, IA
 
[Hide Comment] bolts are just where you need them, sparse but protected Jul 23, 2018
Herm Harrison
Bishop, CA
[Hide Comment] With only 3 or 4 bolts per pitch, this is in no way a sport climb. Jan 7, 2019