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Sex with the X

5.10+, Trad, 40 ft (12 m),  Avg: 4 from 2 votes
FA: Ethan Berkeland 2020
Alaska > Northern Alaska… > Finger Mountain > Pipeline Area > Pipe it Up

Description

The overhanging hand crack to the right of Bong Threat. Start by gaining the crack via fun stem moves and the horizontal finger crack. This is where the business starts, reach deep in the crack for great jams while also utilizing your chimneying skills. It looks short but feels long. A very secure crack but also very physical. After you surmount the crack follow lower angle terrain to the top. A true Finger Mountain test-piece and one of the more unique climbs within 200 miles of Fairbanks.

Location

North east side of the Pipe it Up tor, follow a large vegetated ramp up to the climb from the east side of the tor. Directly to the right of Bong Threat.

Protection

Gear to 3, gear anchor and 4th class downclimb to the north

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FA of Sex with the X, The X shaped crack is formed by the convergence of this climb and Bong Threat
[Hide Photo] FA of Sex with the X, The X shaped crack is formed by the convergence of this climb and Bong Threat