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Finger of Fate 


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Elevation: 9,760'
Location: 44.0262, -114.96179 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: View of the Finger from unnamed lake along approac...

Description 

This is the ridiculously cool looking granite spire in the Hell Roaring Lake area of the sawtooths. Very secluded compared to other alpine climbs in the Tetons. Maybe 15 ascents a year.


Getting There 

From Stanley Id take ID-75 west for about 12 miles. Turn west onto Decker Flat Rd, cross the Salmon River via a bridge and proceed in one of two ways.
1. If you have a high clearance vehicle proceed along this dirt road for another mile till you hit a fork with a sign discouraging non-4 wheel drive vehicles from proceeding, along with each road marked with a number, I believe 037 and 315. Take the right road, then take another right at the next junction(unmarked) which occurs quickly. The road turns pretty rough here and bends east. Follow this for 4 or 5 miles till you reach the upper Hell Roaring Trailhead. Plan on 45 min for this section of road.
2. If you lack a high clearance vehicle, park at the lower Hell Roaring Lake trailhead which occurs on the right side of the road 1/4 mile after crossing the river. Hike from here.


Climbing Season


3 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Finger of Fate:
Open Book   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 800'   
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Featured Route For Finger of Fate
My wife Koren near the base of the route. <br /> <br />The route heads up the huge dihedral,  then up sunlit arete to the right, tunnels through to the other side, then up to the summit.

Open Book 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  ID : The Sawtooth Range : Finger of Fate
An excellent topo is posted in the photo section. This description is a supplement to that. Pitch 1: Head up fun, well protected 5.6 warm-up terrain to the base of the corner proper. Hand jam for 10 feet, then through a short wide section(#4 camalot useful) to a decent ledge. Beautiful. Gear Belay. 190'. Pitch 2: Another longer wide section off the ledge(#4 again, but small nuts protect crack out left, along with semi-tipped out #3 at top work okay) puts you below a crackless ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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