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Aquila Peak, Northeast Face T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
Traverse of the Fingers T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Type: Trad, 200 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 301 total, 5/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

Aquila Peak is the high point of the Five Fingers and this route is the easiest way up and down. There are other routes on the south and west faces that don't get much traffic, but this route is popular with peak baggers due to the short approach, moderate grade and scenery.

Location

From the parking at the end of the road hike northwest toward the high point of the Five Fingers. There is an intermittent trail with some cairns on the approach. Generally head toward the east face and look for a lower angle gully that heads up south (climber's left) of the true summit. Climb the gully to its end, then traverse northward to the register.

Protection

Usually soloed, but a light rack could be used. The path of least resistance up will also be the descent.

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