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Finger Locks or Cedar Box - 5.5 popular

Average Rating = 3.91/5 Average Rating : 3.91 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (72)
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Standard Gunks gear. "G" protection
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.86/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 3.14/5
  Fun Factor 4.18/5

Description:

Variation of Northern Pillar. Climb finger crack 25 feet to the right of Northern Pillar, past a bulge and a tree, then up to a large ledge and pine tree belay/rap station.

Submitted by: gblauer on 2007-10-07
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Route ID: 41123

72 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2013-08-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ran it again to clean the gear

Joyful and fun

Added: 2013-08-15

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: gblauer on 2013-08-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars A delightful 5.5

I think this would be a great climb for a new 5.5 leader (who can deal with crack). The opening is easily protectable, sustained crack climbing, around the tree and then you get some very cool slab moves. Good gear on the slabs makes this a nice outing for a new leader. Fun.

Added: 2013-08-15

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: gblauer on 2012-11-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Aid climbed

Did about 8 laps today. Learning to Aid climb. Much fun!

Added: 2012-11-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: porkchop_express on 2011-05-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars a splitter in the Gunks!

solo. fun. knowing how to use a crack down low is helpful. a little slabby up top.

Added: 2012-05-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: crw5074 on 2011-07-09 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars A crack climb at the Gunks?

Kinda, not really, and way too short. Fun though.

Added: 2011-07-10

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