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Routes in Five Fingers

Aquila Peak, Northeast Face T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
Traverse of the Fingers T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
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Type: Trad, Grade III
FA: unknown
Page Views: 159 total · 2/month
Shared By: outdooreric on Jan 11, 2013
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description [Suggest Change]

Start at the parking area near the end of the 4x4 road and head toward the lowest granite spire. Tag this spire and move to the next one. Repeat this pattern until a summit register is reached at the 5714' Aquila Peak.

There appear to be more than five summits on this route. In all honesty, I am not 100% sure which finger is the actual "First Finger" as I encountered about 7 or 8 formations that could be considered fingers.

Location [Suggest Change]

A true traverse of the fingers would be quite hard and probably hasn't been done. Most climbers will traverse the first couple of fingers and then skirt the next few and tag the summits from an easier side en route to the end.

Protection [Suggest Change]

A traverse of the fingers at a moderate grade is only possible by a lot of deviation from the true ridgeline. All the summits can be soloed from one side or another. If the going gets tough, try another aspect.

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