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Aquila Peak, Northeast Face 
Traverse of the Fingers 

Traverse of the Fingers 

YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I British: M 1c

Type:  Trad, Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I British: M 1c [details]
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Submitted By: outdooreric on Jan 11, 2013
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Looking back at Fingers 3, 2, 1, and 0 from Finger...


Start at the parking area near the end of the 4x4 road and head toward the lowest granite spire. Tag this spire and move to the next one. Repeat this pattern until a summit register is reached at the 5714' Aquila Peak.

There appear to be more than five summits on this route. In all honesty, I am not 100% sure which finger is the actual "First Finger" as I encountered about 7 or 8 formations that could be considered fingers.


A true traverse of the fingers would be quite hard and probably hasn't been done. Most climbers will traverse the first couple of fingers and then skirt the next few and tag the summits from an easier side en route to the end.


A traverse of the fingers at a moderate grade is only possible by a lot of deviation from the true ridgeline. All the summits can be soloed from one side or another. If the going gets tough, try another aspect.

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What I believe to be Fingers 2,3 and 4 from the summit of Finger 1.  Lower Owen's Ridge is to the left in the background.
What I believe to be Fingers 2,3 and 4 from the su...
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