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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
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Submitted By: Michael Reardon on Feb 15, 2004

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Description 

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.

Protection 

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


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By C Miller
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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.

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