|Fingerberry Jam ascends the clean, white panel of rock on the right side of the Fingerberry Tower.|
|A great view of the Beckey-Chouinard.|
The second pitch pulls the roof and continues up a perfect finger crack. About 30 feet up the crack V's. Head left into a corner and over a roof to the next belay station. Unfortunately, I headed right, which led me into a hideous flared crack that pinched down to a slopey offset feature. I had to aid past about 10 feet to reach easier terrain and then tension traverse to the left to reach the already mentioned belay. If anyone is interested, the pitch I aided would probably be around 13a.
The third pitch is the crux. An easy hands section leads to opposing 5.11 thin seams which require stemming skills to pass. More 5.10 Fingers and hands bring you to a hard left traverse into another 5.10 corner that eventually turns into a hollow flake traverse out right to a nice belay ledge. Poor route finding skills lead me past the hard traverse and straight into a dead end at the top of the original crack. Damn!
|Looking up at the 12a pitch.|
|Taylor High on P3.|
|Taylor on P3. So proud of Ben for taking some pictures!|
|Ben starting up P4.|
|Ben higher up on P4|
|The view from the top of P4.|
Pitch 4 is a 30 foot 5.8 corner crack that ends in a notch. Pitch 5 climbs into a 5.9 corner filled with hollow flakes and lichen that pops you out on a ledge. Pitch 6 is low angle face with more hollow flakes and huge blocks that heads up and left and then right towards the summit.
|Ben on P6.|
|The Fingerberry Tower rappel.|
|Ben on the rap onto the snow.|