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Finger Food 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Donno on Nov 1, 2003

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Finger Food and the call of the wild :)


Around on the East side of Echo Rock, down low, is a straight, thin, attractive crack. It's real short. This is Finger Food.Vogel's guide says 10a, but really more like 5.8.You can scramble off the back.


good pro; put first piece high. Take some big cams for the anchor.

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East side of Echo Rock
BETA PHOTO: East side of Echo Rock
What a lovely highball crack. It's easy enough up ...
What a lovely highball crack. It's easy enough up ...
Finger Food, 5.9
BETA PHOTO: Finger Food, 5.9

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By Murf
Feb 25, 2004

Almost a boulder problem. One of two routes in the park with the name "Finger Food". Fairly cool name wasted on this shorty.
Apr 3, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Short, but worthwhile! Well protected.
By Blitzo
Apr 19, 2008

Slick smears, it's not 5.8. I'd say 10a.
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 9, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Crux is only a couple moves off the ground, might as well boulder it. It's not 5.8, though.
By Pete eye
From: Fort Collins, CO
May 2, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I'd say 10a. Boulder this thing, it protects well enough with a pad, and looks higher than it "really" is.
By C Miller
Apr 1, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

A boulder problem crux down low to mostly face climbing with a few jams thrown in for good measure. If leading wires work great and nothing larger than 0.5" should be needed; the anchor takes 2.5" to 3" cams just back from the lip.
By Bjorn
From: Near Joshua Tree
Feb 21, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I agree. Bouldering this crack is the only way to get the whole value. To rope up would mean being disappointed with the route's short length. But as a boulder problem it is plenty exciting. Harder/awkward moves right out of the sand, followed by slower paced, considerate climbing above where the only way to blow it is to be careless. But if you plan on climbing this crack carelessly, tie in.
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