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 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Finger Rock Guard 6475Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hike & Climb avatar Dec 28 2013
Hike & Climb8.13 Miles 4,551 AEG
Hike & Climb8.13 Miles   9 Hrs   42 Mns   1.72 mph
4,551 ft AEG   4 Hrs   59 Mns Break
Toprope IV PG  • Trad, Toprope • 5.6 Granite Good • 80 Feet 1 Pitch
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Pro: Our lead climber placed two trad pieces in addition to using the bolt.
We talked our friends who did this climb while we were off doing other adventures to do it again. Boy was it worth it!

We did the climb in one long pitch even though Mountain Project noted it was a two pitch climb. It was rated as 5.8 but I didn't think it was that tough of a climb since I was able to do it with my gimp shoulder on toprope.

The Mountain Project Description says, "Parties who successfully summit will be either highly rewarded or permanently traumatized. The exposure atop Finger Rock is extreme. The teetering flake that caps the pinnacle adds to the excitement."

I'm not permanently traumatized so I guess I'm becoming somewhat immune to exposure. Being on the top of a rock that I've stared at for years was pretty darn cool!

Joel and I have now completed all the named front range summits: Pusch, Cleaver, Big Horn, Table, Table Tooth, Valentine, Prominent Point (west), Finger Rock Guard, Kimball, Little Kimball, GORP, Cathedral Peak, Rattlesnake, McFall Crags, and now the Finger!
average hiking speed 1.72 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

90+° 8am - 6pm kills
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