|Finger Lickin' Area
sunny most of the day, good winter destination
From Arch Rock entrance drive 0.9 mile toward the Valley and park on river side on paved parking. Walk up the h/w 140 for about 100-150 yards looking for trail on the hill side.
The trail is very steep and has lot of scree, but relatively short. 10 min you reach fork with short wall 50' tall with "Snatch Power" on the right. Continue 5 min up to reach the base of Finger Licking
10 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]
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Jaw Bone 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
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High Profile 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c CA
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This is the right-facing flake/corner that arches into a roof, located at the right end of the cliff. Begin with a mantle to get into the corner. Climb the crack and various features past a couple tough sections. The flake becomes an under-cling near the end and you must make a difficult reach (11a) to a fingerlock and then pull into the thin crack above. The climbing eases to the anchors.The rock quality is suspect in a couple areas, but you can mostly find solid pro. The lichen is pretty thick...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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|Comments on Finger Lickin' Area
|By Rob Dillon|
Oct 29, 2009
If you've never seen poison oak before, get someone to show you before you head up for this one.
Dec 1, 2009
It may be a good idea to scope out the location of the trail a day in advance as to not take away too much time from actual climbing.
This is a great cliff to add to your list if the canyon is full of climbers.
Dec 11, 2009
Ed Whittle aka. Greatful Ed put one or two climbs up just right of Fun Flake. Crack, I think in the 5.11 range with chains at the top. I never got around to climbing them before I moved to the Grand Canyon. Does anyone have any info on them?
From: San Jose
Jan 18, 2010
Marc, about route you talk- a year ago when I climbed a Fun flake - I did see the fixed rope at location of this route. It was the thin crack [I did not even try] - because it looked way ,way harder than 5.11 from the ground
|By Rob Dillon|
May 4, 2010
There's a thin, thin crack, and just to the right of that a few feet is Ed's route, which looks a bit more like 2 thin cracks. I have not been on this one but am told that it takes gear and is in the .11+ range.
|By Bryan G|
From: San Jose
May 8, 2011
This is really one of the most underrated crags in the Valley with several crack climbs that rival any of those found at Reed's or the Cookie.
Make damn sure you find the approach trail. We missed it first time up and ended up bushwhacking through a minefield of poison oak. It's pretty thick in the springtime. Luckily none of us were allergic.
From: Sacramento, CA
May 10, 2012
Just to the right of where Snatch Power tops out there is a new bolted anchor set up for rapping. We rapped off a bush for Jaw Bone but used the anchor for Snatch Power.