For this classic Tucson hike and climb, we'll head up Finger Rock trail for 3 miles of steep, sometimes slabby, ascent. We'll drop from the east side of the gully to the west, and head back uphill on the purportedly faint route that leads to the base of Finger Rock. We'll then climb Finger Rock, a 5.8 trad/sport climb with major exposure and the (small) possibility of flaking rock. The lower portions of our climb are easy, with the crux ten feet below the top. We will rap down, and hike back out the way we came in. Joe Berry will lead the climb.
You must have: basic climbing gear, 2-3 lt. of water per person, food, and an understanding of what you're getting in to when you sign up! This is an advanced hike + climb.
Mileage: +/- 7.5
Elevation gain: +/- 4000 ft.
Time: 8-10 hours, depending on hiking & climbing speed
The fine print: 1. Hike at your own risk. 2. Climbing is dangerous.
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