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Middle Finger (backside)
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Bear, The T,TR 
Cub, The T,TR 
Middle Corner T,TR 
Pick-A-Dilly Prow T,TR 
Pick-A-Dilly Prow Variation T,TR 
Pleasant Dreams T,TR 
Prick-a-Digi Ow! T,TR 

Bear, The 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Chuck Parks on Feb 1, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: The climber in the foreground is starting up The B...

Description 

Climb the sometimes rotten flake system up and to the right. As you near the end, abandon the flake and head straight up the face to the top.

Location 

On the right side of the wall. Look for a right-facing flake system that leads up and to the right.

Protection 

light rack, can be toproped


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By Brandon H - SC
From: Jackson SC
Aug 28, 2012

ths is rated 5.7 in the book but its a bit crimpy and doesn't feel any easier than pleasant dreams to the left of it. I give them both a 5.8 rating. Not hard mind you but crimpy for 5.7
By Mike Marsh
From: Columbia
Sep 27, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Like the nearby "Finger Crack" it's also instructive for the newbie. When exiting the flake to head up and left, if your feet are backwards it's much harder. A counter balance move is what I remember.