Awesome fingercracks of CA

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Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Dec 3, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
Trona mention, nice Cosmic!

Is that on the DL, or is it the Domelands guide?
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Dec 3, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
this one always amazes me!!!!

the nose!

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Dec 3, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
cool, thx Cosmic!
Curt

climber
Gold Canyon, AZ
Dec 3, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
It's in Poison Canyon on the way to Trona from Ridgecrest, Munge
Right side of the canyon just off the road.
a couple of other climbs are across on the other side of the road
named birdshit wall

I've done that thing. Isn't there also a nice dihedral on the same side as Flatfingers?

Curt
Curt

climber
Gold Canyon, AZ
Dec 3, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
The Rubicon at JT.... not 11 but pretty nice.

Really nice--it you straighten it out with the direct start variation :-)

Curt
Curt

climber
Gold Canyon, AZ
Dec 3, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
There's a couple of good climbs there in the canyon, Curt.

How long ago did you do Flatfingers, Curt?

I think I may have the FA on it I did it for the first time back in 74 75 when I started working in Trona at Kerr McGee.

It would have been 86 or 87, when I was working in the physics branch at the Naval Weapons Center. Al Green showed it to me.

Curt
Roadie

Trad climber
Bishop, Ca
Dec 3, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
Only one sandstone pict!
Gerka .12- in Indian Creek, Comic Relief .12-, Dynamo Humm .11+(well that's mine so I'm prejudice). Second pitch of Fine Jade. I could go on, and on...
Roadie

Trad climber
Bishop, Ca
Dec 3, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
Oh yeah, Moonlight Buttress, the whole thing...
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Dec 3, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
gota love that second pitch of central piller of frenzy right?
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Dec 3, 2013 - 09:34pm PT
Get this! I was actually born in Trona. Lucky break for me cuz no matter where I move, it's most likely better then where I came from.

I do like the Great Falls area, can be 30 degrees cooler in there then outside the canyon. Climbed a few things in Poison canyon too. All short but sweet. Tons of bouldering out there past Westend too, if you're into that sorta thing.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Dec 3, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
i gotta recycle yesterday's entourage,
for today im spent chasing prosperity,







Greg Barnes

climber
Dec 3, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
Wild Kingdom 5.10c, Cardinal Pinnacle (on the upper part of Croft's "Crack Kingdom" linkup). And you can TR the 5.12 finger crack of the Prow on the way down.
Rudbud

Gym climber
Grover Beach, CA
Dec 3, 2013 - 10:38pm PT

30ft of fingers
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Dec 3, 2013 - 11:33pm PT
Digital delight
Phat slice
Blind Fairh pitch one
All Yosemite....

Dynamite Crack Cal Domes

To name a few not mentioned above.
All are at least 5.11+ or 5.12
bergbryce

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Dec 4, 2013 - 12:21am PT
Here's a pic of All American Finger Crack.

It's a bit of a misnomer however because it widens as you go and ends with fist jams. It looks 5.11 from a distance but goes at 5.8 for the unreal first pitch. A great pitch, is probably in my top 5 single pitches all time.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Dec 4, 2013 - 12:37am PT
Thanks for posting that pic Bergbryce. It's the first time iv'e seen it in the forty years since Bill Todd and I did the FA. Second pitch isn't bad either. My choice for best finger crack is pitch 6 and 8 of Rare Gem on Tahoe's Indian Rock and perhaps the first two pitches of Wall of the Worlds at Cal Dome. And i almost forgot Spacewalk.
adventurous one

Trad climber
Truckee Ca.
Dec 4, 2013 - 12:41am PT
Star Walls Crack, .13a, at Donner is a beautiful line. One of the best crack climbs around IMHO.
bergbryce

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Dec 4, 2013 - 12:46am PT
Rick, I can't imagine how stoked you must have been when you first laid eyes on it! Such an incredible setting and a great line.

Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2013 - 02:51am PT
Good call Rick Sumner!


First 2 pitches (when a friend and I did it I linked them) of War of the Walls (Cal dome) are incredible. Small roof leading to a 5.11a fingercrack, and than 5.10 thin hands through a roof...my god, that was an incredible pitch!!!!

And upper pitch of Croft's "Crack Kingdom" link up is VERY good. Can't call it a true fingercrack (pitch before 10b bolder problem I suppose?) but it is amazing. Way more enjoyable than wide stuff on P2.

Also V8 crack (5.10d) at Cardinal Pinnacle is REALLY good. Also not really a finger crack, but an incredible pitch. Every climb on Cardinal that I had done was really good. Crack Kingdom, West Face, V8 crack and Cucumbers...gotta go back there next year..
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2013 - 05:19pm PT
You should come play at the fords, v.. I've got Monday thru Wednesday free next week and the inversion layer at the fords makes winter climbing possible.

I been thinking about going there for the last two years. December/First part of January I work 5 days a week (aside from weekends), but when my schedule slows down I will have to bother you to get out there. Would be super excited to check it out.
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