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Cutfinger Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.7559, -110.72097 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: blaine.limpus on May 2, 2012

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For the Jenny Lake Bouldering area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cutfinger Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cutfinger Rock:
Cutfinger SDS   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
Cut Finger Arete   V5 6C     Boulder, Alpine   
Cut Finger Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V1 5     TR, Boulder, Alpine   
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Featured Route For Cutfinger Rock

Cutfinger SDS V4-5 6B+  Wyoming : Grand Teton National Park : ... : Cutfinger Rock
Directly below the starting holds of Cutfinger, locate two pretty awful underclings under a bulge. Grab these holds, plant your feet on the obvious footholds, and toss up to the starting jug of Cutfinger. It is kind of a funky half crouch start depending on how tall you are. The hard move felt impossible to me until I finagled the my left foot into the perfect spot. This problem is a lot of fun, and definitely adds some value to Cutfinger....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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By Tony Brengosz
May 25, 2015
To get to Cutfinger Rock, walk past the Jenny Lake ranger station along a gravel path. When you reach the campground, connect with the paved bike path(labelled "old road" on the hand drawn topo), and continue north for a couple hundred yards. Cutfinger will be the first large boulder on the left side, just off the bike trail.

Perhaps John Gill can best describe the boulder...

From Gill's website:

'In the beginning there was nothing. Then the old timers spotted Cut-finger Rock and Teton bouldering was born. Dick Emerson,one of the pioneers, forced a route up the immense Marmolada-like south wall, which to this day is called Cut-finger Crack, even though the number of cut fingers has been reduced drastically due to a breaking off of the guillotine-like hold in 1958. It has become the most popular boulder due to its proximity to the road, its clean appearance, and its wide range of difficulty. It is a good boulder. Virtually every hold has been eliminated at some time or other, so the boulder has an infinite number of combinations. Warning: Do not be misled by its safe girl-like appearance. It has already been the scene of several accidents,i.e., Leighton’s Folly of 1958'
By Cameron Wright
Jul 24, 2015
The top of the eastern half of this boulder is now blocked by a tree

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