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Lower Finger Traverse - 5.7

Average Rating = 2.50/5 Average Rating : 2.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5

Description:

An excellent traverse route on thin, tenuous face holds. This is an ever-changing route as the holds are constantly breaking off and I think it's currently a bit harder than it's listed difficulty - but not much. Begin by scrambling up the wash-out (Tourist Gulley) to the first large eye-bolt where the belayer should anchor in. The climb directly right to the finger and the anchors for FINGER RAMP.

*EDIT*: Route is now going about 5.9+/10- due to some serious rock breakage in the last few months. -[i]Jan 02[/i]

Submitted by: rck_climber on 2002-01-22
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Route ID: 3576

5 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
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  Scenery
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Red Point Red Point ascent by: trint99 on 1999-09-11 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Bad Bad Day

I led this flaky mess. My wife, Tammy, came behind on clean-up. Right after the last pin, she fell and pendulumed into the bottom of the finger outcrop. She smashed her head into the rock (no helmet). She was in a coma for a week and in rehab for months. Even now (11 years later), she has memory problems and nerve damage. It was the worst day of my life. We did everything right that day, except for wearing helmets. Just goes to show, any climbing route can kill you if you're careless.

Added: 2010-08-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: jmeizis on 2008-06-19 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars So This is the Garden

An interesting lead due to the pedulum nature of the route and the very technical feet. Was just as interesting leading as following.

Added: 2008-03-11

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: coloclimbergog on 2004-07-07 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2004-07-07

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: dwise on 2004-01-19 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2004-01-19

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Flash Flash ascent by: rck_climber on 1999-06-22 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Great, thin route, although the holds are always breaking off - watch what you decide to pull on.

Witnessed by: Coby Wheeler
Added: 1999-06-22