Finger of Fate

Elevation: 9,760 ft
Prominence: 200

This formation is found on pages 183 to 184.


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 the ascent at this link: The First Winter Ascent of the Finger of Fate by Jacques Bordeleau

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 TR for the definitive beta on the climb and many more photos.

The Finger of Fate.

The Finger of Fate.

The Finger of Fate from the east.

The Finger of Fate from the east.

Finger of Fate

There is a lot of good camping nearby.

 

 

Climber Trip Reports

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.
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  • 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
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  • 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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