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Finger Rock aka Bill Williams Spire

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Finger Rock aka Bill Williams Spire Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 35.1967, -112.21194 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Colin Cox on Sep 30, 2009
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80-140 foot spire on the SW flank of the mountain. Also referred to as Bill Williams Monument, Bill Williams Spire and Chimney Rock. First ascent by Powell, Feuerer and Wilson in 1957. There are 3 known routes on the spire. 85 foot rappel off slings with rings.

Getting There 

Follow FR 111 to an obvious wooden sign high up on the mountain that reads FINGER ROCK. Park at the pullout there and walk the short trail that leads to a lookout where you can see the spire and the traversing approach. Get your bearings and go back to the car and drive a hundred yards or so to the next pullout on the left. 20-30 minute bushwack.

Climbing Season

For the Northern Arizona area.

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Finger Rock aka Bill Williams Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Finger Rock aka Bill Williams Spire:
South Face   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
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East Face of Finger Rock 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13  Arizona : Northern Arizona : ... : Finger Rock aka Bill Willia...
Top of Bill Williams Mountain . The route starts on the East side climb a 5.5 face to a excellent belay ledge. Climb a finger crack 5.9 To a wild belay ledge; than craw through the rock tunnel to the other side of The spire to gain the summit. Rap down the North side of the Spire....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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By Ron Thompson
From: Idlewild, CA
Dec 13, 2009
East Face is a classic route. To gain the summit you must climb through the rock to the other side to gain the summit. The climb start on the East Face of Finger Rock climbing a 5.5 face.A excellent and wild belay ledge starts pitch two with great exposure.
By Paul Davidson
Sep 30, 2010
Finger Rock ?
Not that it matters much, but I always heard to this refered to as Bill Williams Spire.
By DesertRat
Jun 27, 2015
As of 6/27/15 Tat on top is in decent shape. My 60m perfectly reaches the notch on the north side of the spire.

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