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Fingertip Traverse - 5.3 popular

Average Rating = 4.22/5 Average Rating : 4.22 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.71/5
  Rock Quality 4.57/5
  Scenery 4.57/5
  Fun Factor 4.43/5

Description:

This climb was done in 1936 so you don't need any cams. Somewhat of a bushy climb, but nonetheless a classic. Just to the right of Fingertrip as the trail starts going uphill.

Submitted by: addiroids on 2002-03-28
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Route ID: 14983

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: climballnight on 2010-07-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Good for beginners

Took a friend of mine up this on his 1st multipitch. Fun climb... breaks some of the rules though, such as touching or climbing on trees. It does climb a tree, which is fun and yet a weird feeling to be doing wearing rock gear, look out for the red ants though, you will probably wake them as you tromp up their home. The rest of the way to lunch ledge is easy, fun, and straight forward. Used the 5.6finger crack to the top.

Added: 2011-08-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: andrea37 on 2011-07-10 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Led P1

Did the first pitch to get to El Camino. Seemed like a popular route, watch out for crowds. Interesting start (climbing a tree).

Added: 2011-07-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: tn_traddie on 1997-05-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars My first climb on Tahquitz

This was my first climb on tahquitz and I have been in love with the place ever since!

Added: 2010-04-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lumberg on 2009-04-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Super classic

Fun as hell, great exposure, classic route. The latest version of the guidebook says there is a 5.1 variation for the last pitch but all I saw was 5.5 friction with one old bolt or a thin 5.6 crack that didn't look terribly protectable. I traversed right on a ramp to join that last bit of Jensen's Jaunt - probably a bit harder but very protectable and fun climbing. Forget what the route description on this website says about cams - if you use them when you lead 5.3 trad, bring them for this route. They also didn't have climbing shoes, harnesses, dynamic ropes, nuts, or aluminun carabiners in 1936, but I went ahead and brought those too. Watch for rope drag on the second pitch.

Added: 2009-04-28

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: quiteatingmysteak on 2008-06-30 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars better than angels fright

better exposure and, well, you get to climb a tree. Tuh dah!

Added: 2008-06-30

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