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Finger Lickin' Area  


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Submitted By: Alexey on Oct 22, 2009
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Description 

sunny most of the day, good winter destination

Getting There 

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

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.9 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Finger Lickin' Area:
Fun Flake   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Jaw Bone   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Snatch Power   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Finger Lickin'    5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Petty Larceny   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Pinky Paralysis   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   
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Featured Route For Finger Lickin' Area
Short, but good and splitter. And hard

Pinky Paralysis 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Finger Lickin' Area
Formerly known as A Great Day In Baseball, this stellar crack is normally done in two short pitches or one long pitch if you have it dialed.Pitch one climbs a broken crack up to a roof. Good moves take you out left. Jam your way to the chains.Pitch two climbs a sustained thin finger crack with slightly painful locks and small edges for your feet. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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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.
By Osprey
From: ...
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.
By Osprey
From: ...
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?
By Alexey
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.
By Karsten
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.