Finger of Fate

Elevation: 9,780 ft
Prominence: 200

Climbing and access information for this formation is on Pages 183-184 of the book.

The book has the six most popular routes on this formation. See John Platt’s trip report for the Open Book Route. The first winter ascent was by James Christopher Hecht, Harry Bowron, Gordon K. Williams and Joe Fox on March 19, 1973. Read about their ascent at this link: The First Winter Ascent of the Finger of Fate by Jacques Bordeleau. USGS Mount Cramer

This photo by John Platt shows the open book route. Check out John's TR for the definitive beta on the climb and many more photos.

This photo by John Platt shows the Open Book Route. Check out John’s trip report for the definitive beta on this climb and many more photos.

The Finger of Fate.

The Finger of Fate

The Finger of Fate from the east.

The Finger of Fate as viewed from the east.

Finger of Fate

There is a lot of good camping nearby.


Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Sawtooth Range

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 1958
  • Season: Summer
  • Route: The Book (II, 5.8)
  • Party: Lois Stur and Jerry Fuller
  • Other First Ascent: East Face (III, 5.11)
  • Year: 1967
  • Season: Summer
  • Party: J. Beaupre, G. Vendor and E. Vendor.
  • Other First Ascent: Reid Dowdle and D. Hough climbed the two obvious lines to the left of the East Face Route in 1978.
  • Year: 1978
  • Season: Spring
  • Party: Reid Dowdle and D. Hough
  • Other First Ascent: Drizzlepuss (II. 5.7)
  • Year:
  • Season: Summer
  • Party: B. Gorton and S. Collins.

Longitude: -114.962873   Latitude: 44.025561


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