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BETA PHOTO: A pic from the road of the "Five Fingers" climbs.
The Five Fingers offer lots of different ice climbs ranging from WI3-4 and the length varies on all of them. This area can get very crowded since access is so easy.
The Five Fingers are visible from the road. Park in the small clear parking area or on the side of the road. A creek crossing is required to get to the climbs. The creek is usually dry in the winter.
Ice screws. Lots of alders exist for anchors but still bring v-thread material just incase.
Chuck up a little higher. You can see Craig belay...
A view across Portage valley from Five Fingers. E...
Be wary of the avalanche runout to the left of the...
|By Greg Sievers|
From: Estes Park, CO
Oct 28, 2010
heck, it was a crowded few routes back in the early 1980s. but well worth it. no a wilderness experience, but a great place to shake out some cobwebs. :)
|By Dave Lynch|
From: Douglas, WY
Apr 20, 2013
I climbed here around a dozen different times between 2007 and 2012. Never was crowded. There are actually six full pitch climbs that formed up every year. All within 40 yards of each other. I've never seen more than three of the climbs being utilized in one day, and if you drive five miles in either direction you'll find more WI3 to WI5 ice single or multipitch routes. Bottom line - you never have to wait for a climb.