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By Jared
Mar 18, 2013

Looking for any information on Finger rock, approach, the climb, and the condition of the anchor? Any info would be helpful. Thanks


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By mcarizona
From Flag
Mar 18, 2013

Bill Williams Spire? Climb the weakness on the south east side to the ledge. Steep .75s-1 inch up a crack through a cave to a rope anchor. When you rap off the north, you will notice a more technical climb but it will be cold there. Hope that helps.

Steve


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By Christian
From Casa do Cacete
Mar 19, 2013

www.mountainproject.com/v/finger-rock/105738134


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By Alex McIntyre
From Tucson, AZ
Mar 20, 2013

The hike is hard, and the climbing is forgettable, but the summit isn't to be missed. First pitch done the traditional way is really easy, probably not more than 4th class at hardest. This belay is off of a tree. The next pitch is essentially a ledge staircase with one bolt protecting the only real "move" (really just a slightly smaller ledge to grab). The bolted anchor with chains was in good condition as of June 2012 (it's definitely been done since then, but that was the only time I did it). One hint: when you're finally at the Finger, do NOT climb the choss gully on the backside (the side facing you as you come up the final hill to it) unless loose 5.10 R is your thing. It's tempting as it seems to match the description given by most people, but it is not the standard route. The route you are looking for starts from the west saddle (the farther saddle from you as you approach). If you're confident and don't want to carry a lot of gear a single rope, a sling for the tree belay and 3 quickdraws is perfectly adequate for the standard route. I hope this helps!


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