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Submitted By: blaine.limpus on May 2, 2012
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Featured Route For Cutfinger Rock

Cut Finger Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V1 5  WY : Grand Teton National Park : ... : Cutfinger Rock
One of the earliest true boulder problems in the US. First climbed by Dick Emerson sometime around 1956, the namesake Cut Finger hold was broken off in 1958, rendering the route relatively harmless in that regard....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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By Tony Brengosz
4 days ago
To get to Cutfinger Rock, walk past the Jenny Lake ranger station along a gravel path. When you reach the campground, connect with the paved bike path(labelled "old road" on the hand drawn topo), and continue north for a couple hundred yards. Cutfinger will be the first large boulder on the left side, just off the bike trail.

Perhaps John Gill can best describe the boulder...

From Gill's website:

'In the beginning there was nothing. Then the old timers spotted Cut-finger Rock and Teton bouldering was born. Dick Emerson,one of the pioneers, forced a route up the immense Marmolada-like south wall, which to this day is called Cut-finger Crack, even though the number of cut fingers has been reduced drastically due to a breaking off of the guillotine-like hold in 1958. It has become the most popular boulder due to its proximity to the road, its clean appearance, and its wide range of difficulty. It is a good boulder. Virtually every hold has been eliminated at some time or other, so the boulder has an infinite number of combinations. Warning: Do not be misled by its safe girl-like appearance. It has already been the scene of several accidents,i.e., Leighton’s Folly of 1958'
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