Middle Finger is a ridge of rock that runs north-south. The shorter east face is considered the "backside", whereas the west face is Middle Finger Wall proper. Topropes can be set up from bolts at the top, by carefully scrambling up the ridge from the north end.
From the summit trail, take the same fork as for the Fortress area. Instead of descending into the Fortress area, continue on the trail a short way further to another descent that winds to the base of the east face of the Middle Finger (the "backside").
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Middle Finger (backside):
Pleasant Dreams 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Pick-A-Dilly Prow Variation 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Pick-A-Dilly Prow 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
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Prick-a-Digi Ow! 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c NC : Crowders Mountain : ... : Middle Finger (backside)
Same start as Pick-A-Dilly Prow (5.10b variation). Once you get to the obvious rectangular slot get ready to fight with some razor sharp crimps to reach a 'thank goodness' jug. Stay off the Arete and climb on the face, finishing at a two bolt anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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