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Helgi's Route T 
In The Pink T,TR 
L of Jade Chimney T,TR 
La Ventana T,TR 
Playing Hooky TR 
Salsa Lisa T,S 
Up Yours T,TR 
We're Number One TR 

Five Fingers area  

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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Feb 8, 2007
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Gordo clearing the bulge at the top...ice bulge.


This is a subarea created for better organization. It will include routes below the bridges and below the Scottish Gullies and upstream from the Outhouse Wall. Obviously, with an ice park, the routes will vary with spigot proliferation; however, much of this terrain has already been filled in, but then again, there are bolts for mixed routes.

For the time being, these routes will include: Playing Hooky to Poodle Sex.

Some of these routes utilize anchors on the uphill side of the road with long lengths of chains.

Getting There 

Hike up to the ice park, or drive and park. Then go downhill from the lower bridge on the western side/far side of the gorge. You can easily reach this area going uphill from the downhill end of the gorge by hiking uphill from town.

Most folks will rappel down or be lowered in to climb these routes.


A. Playing Hooky, WI4, 1p, 110', screws.
B. We're #1, WI4-5, 1p, 110', screws.
C. Up Yours, WI4-5, 1p, 100', screws.
D. The Bird, WI5+-6, 1p.
E. Dead Ringer, WI4-5, 1p.
F. Salsa Lisa, M7, 1p, 130', bolts & screws.
G.In the Pink, WI4, 1p, 140', screws.
H. Helgi's Route, M7 WI5, 1p, 130', bolts & screws.
I. La Ventana, WI5, 1p, 100', screws.
J. Aqua Velva, WI4, 1p.
K. L of Jade Chimney, M4-5, 1p, 70', gear & screws.
L. Jade, WI5, 1p.
M. Poodle Sex, WI5, 1p.

Getting Out 

Apparently, there is a non-climbing exit called the walk of shame.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Five Fingers area:
Salsa Lisa   M7     Trad, Sport, Mixed, 1 pitch, 130'   
We're Number One   WI4-5     TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 110'   
Playing Hooky   WI4     TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 110'   
In The Pink   WI5     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 140'   
Up Yours   WI5     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
Helgi's Route   M7     Trad, Mixed, 1 pitch, 130'   
La Ventana   WI5     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Going down to Play Hooky.
Going down to Play Hooky.
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