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Bad Finger 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
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Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Todd Rentchler and Terri Schulz 1975
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 10, 2006

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Juliana entering the 1st crux of Bad Finger

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Description 

Great climb with interesting moves, a few cruxes and bomber pro.
Jam thin hand to hands through a couple small roofs to a finger crack dihedral above.


Location 

Right of On The Road left of Gruff.

Protection 

tcus and cams to 2"


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The most obvious line here... chalked by a thousand fingers
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By bryans
Jun 19, 2006

pretty straightforward for the grade. takes good passive pro, too.
By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
May 20, 2007
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This climb is fricken' sick! Awesome route. Topropers tend to find the 2nd bulge to be the crux, leaders tend to get stopped at the last bulge. Your mileage will vary. Bomber gear. Definitely bring some nuts as the previous person mentioned.
By Ian G.
From: PDX, OR
Apr 30, 2009

Thought this was harder than wildfire...
By Tod Bloxham
Sep 8, 2009

Incredible climb! The finger locks at the top are inspiring. The 2nd roof is bit of a hand jam puzzle, but steller moves that work right into a pumpy finger lock finish.

Definitely a few no brainer nut placements as well as easy cam placements (and a few no hands rests if you want).
By Mike Rowley
From: Boise, Idaho
Dec 9, 2010

This climb is the SH*T! Def my favorite climb in the gorge so far!
By WallyFox
Aug 31, 2014

How do you make a classic better? There's now an extension to bad finger that climbs through a seam and a couple roofs. It's Bad Ass!
By Matt Farrell
From: Bend, Oregon
Oct 11, 2014

Possibly the very best pitch of 5.10 at Smith. Certainly top 5.