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Routes in Crooked Dick Spire (aka The Finger)

Crooked Dick Spire S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 35 ft
FA: Pat Brennan and Bob Cable, May 1998
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Shared By: Michael Clark on Jan 30, 2011 with updates
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Crux is after the second bolt. It gets tricky getting up from the ledge to reach the third bolt. You stray from the bolts here and there, but the line always comes back for a clip. Don't be afraid to give it a reach around ;-)

Location

Only route on The Finger. East facing side of the spire.

Protection

4 bolts, chain anchors
One of the top hangers is a spinner Nov 30, 2017
The top chains have been extended so that they hang off the edge of the rock. Makes the top much more easy to deal with when rappelling or lowering. Such a fun climb Oct 15, 2017
Alex Fletcher
Anaheim, CA
  5.9
Alex Fletcher   Anaheim, CA
  5.9
Agree rock quality on top is slightly chossy. I would rate it as a classic except for this. Definitely climb while in the area. May 19, 2016
nathanael
Riverside, CA
 
nathanael   Riverside, CA
 
Rock quality is really bad on the top. Worth climbing just because of the formation though. Apr 21, 2016
Quinn Rohlf
Portland, Oregon
Quinn Rohlf   Portland, Oregon
fun route - mostly because of the setting. If setting this up as a toprope, make sure to leave the last draw in as a directional - even with the directional, you're looking at a bit of a spinny pendulum if you go up the right side rather than the somewhat blank center. Feb 14, 2012
FA Pat Brennan and Bob Cable May 1998 Jan 26, 2012