REI Community
Iceberg Boulder
Select Route:
Baby Steps S 
Bad Water T 
Boortemus T 
Bourbon on Ice T 
Cold Fusion S 
Cold Shoulder, The S 
Deception S 
Finley's Crack T 
Girl Power S 
Hot Tamale S 
Icebreaker S 
Kat's Meow S 
Pretty Woman S 
Slightly Out of Our Minds S 
Stucco S 
Wildman S 

Finley's Crack 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Robert Finley 1980's
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 1,986
Submitted By: Michael Reardon on Feb 15, 2004

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (3)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Michael pushing through the roof section and tryin...


This is the obvious crack directy behind the Iceberg Boulder. It goes up and right before heading over a wide roof on a striped rock.

I first jumped on it around 1990, but only did the roof section this past weekend. I heard that someone named Finley may have done this sometime in the '80s.


Good gear the whole way. Wide in sections (up to 5") of the roof; be wary of rope drag.

Photos of Finley's Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Finley Crack. Climber unkown to me but probably kn...
Finley Crack. Climber unkown to me but probably kn...

Comments on Finley's Crack Add Comment
Show which comments
By C Miller
From: CA
Feb 17, 2004
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

FA: R. Finley mid 80's A great route that somehow never made it into a guidebook. Strenuous climbing on beautiful rock. It's possible to exit early and avoid the roof which makes this about 5.10c/d.
By Laughlin Barker
Jan 29, 2016

Great route. Felt like a boulder problem, which was a fun/interesting departure from your more typical JTree routes.

Cleaning the route was a bit of a head scratcher. We strung up a (long) extended anchor from the slab behind Finley's (the other half of the boulder that sheared in half to form the route) and threw it over the corner just as you pull onto the face portion. If there are bolts, we didn't find them/spend sufficient time looking.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About