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Frozen Fingers (aka Top Rope Route) 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Chris Perkins and Kristin Knudson, 1/27/2013
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Submitted By: Tim C on Apr 23, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: The rope is hanging over the route.


Head straight up the black face of the dihedral. There is a thin section over the second small roof, the crux with crimp pulls.


This is at the black and white dihedral a few hundred feet north of the Cave Route.


Top rope.

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Looking down the route from near the crux.
Looking down the route from near the crux.
Midway up.
Midway up.

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By percious
From: Bear Creek, CO
May 4, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

There is a large block on this about 3/4 way up that looks fairly unstable. I'll X it the next time I'm there. It's going to need a crowbar and may destabilize the block above if removed. I'd advise against its use. Looking for feedback as to whether folks want this thing gone.

Otherwise, this is a great route with solution pockets, and an unbelievable rail appears, just when you need it. Fun!
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Nov 13, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I did not see an unstable block. Have you removed it? Edges appear on this right when you need them.
By percious
From: Bear Creek, CO
Jan 27, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

FFA: Chris Perkins and Kristin Knudson, 1/27/2013.

We dubbed it Frozen Fingers.
By percious
From: Bear Creek, CO
Jan 28, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

FYI, the block in still there, it may be stable, it may not.
By Furthermore
Sep 3, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

There is a finger pocket on the lower third with a wasp nest in it.

The bolted anchor is on a questionable block (the geologist I climbed with agreed). There is a hairline stress fracture near the base. Personally, I would use a gear anchor over those bolts.

Moreover, I think this route would be best protected by tri-cams.
By Justin Calhoun
From: Idledale, CO
Jun 11, 2014

I would stay off this route until the anchor is fixed. I am a structural geologist (study of how rocks bend, break, and deform), and too feel that the block is questionable. Not only that, but the upper bolt is now loose and wiggling. I live up the hill in Idledale and love these routes for my beginner friends. I have no anchor placement experience but would be willing to help pay and/or work to fix it.
By Jacob Miller
From: Lakeood, CO
Apr 19, 2015

Caution! I really like this spot, but the anchor bolts are placed on the far end of a cantilever-like block with an outwardly-sloped base, held in place by the weight of another loose block. I think these bolts need to be removed or relocated before an accident occurs.
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