Avg: 4 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 900 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III|
|Page Views:||2,056 total · 34/month|
|Shared By:||Shawn Deitrick on Jan 25, 2013|
|Admins:||WAGbag, Mike Engle|
DescriptionPitch 1 Starts at the same place as Bino's Book, look for the pine trees. Start just right of the trees. Once the trees are reached work to the left. Find the little book section before the arete. Find the ledge to setup your anchor.
Pitch 2 Start making your way up the book. Look back and forth for placements. Stay to right of the arete. Keep climbing up the face there will be an anchor to the right. Bypass that one and continue upward until there is another anchor system with a piton.
Pitch 3 Go straight up form the anchor in the corner system right above the belay. The pitch will take a left at the top of the corner follow the ramp to the left. On the way left you should run into a old piton then continue up until a ledge is reached at the top of the ramp.
Pitch 4 This is the crux of the climb and where it gets its name. Start out in this nice hand crack around the corner from the belay. The crack continues for a ways until another corner is reached. From here things get a little thin, but it is positve friction. Work back and forth between the crack on the left and the sloping edge on the right. It will finish at the notch on the Open Book route.
Pitch 5 Go up the double cracks on the face. Once the top of the face is reached the pitch will continue on to the slab before the summit block. This is 5.8 climbing, good fun!
Pitch 6 You'll do the same as the rest of the routes on the Finger for the summit block.