Monday, September 3, 2018

Little Finger V1 Direct Finish - Rock Climbing




Little Finger - V1 Direct Finish 5.7+ G
Trad, 600 ft, 3 Pitches
Rogers Rock, Lake George, 
Adirondacks, New York

How cool it was to kayak to the base of a rock climb! When Katie invited me to climb in the Adirondacks, I really didn't know what to expect, but I was also stoked! But I was even more stoked when she said we were gonna climb the Little Finger route. The Little Finger route is a slab route on the Roger Slide on Lake George. The approach is via kayak, but you can also use canoes, boats (or any type of watercraft) or ask one of the campers with boats to give you a lift to the base of the climbs. You can also rent kayaks and canoes through the Rogers Rock Campground

The super sweet thing about the Little Finger route is its finger cracks. Harold did a fantastic job of leading the route. We climbed through to the VI Direct Finish (5.7+) G and traversed over to a tree with some rap rings and faded slings. We used my Sterling Duettos, 70m doubles for the climb and rapped down in 2. Sunscreen and lots of water is a must here, especially when its so hot. Warning - the rock gets super hot too! And its pretty fun to wave to the boaters when they stop at the base to watch. Good team work, mellow personalities and a stellar crack slab on over an equally stellar lake view made for a great Labor Day out in the Adirondacks!

I need to get myself a kayak!





Making my way up to P2 belay

Katie coming up P1







Harold leading P2

Harold at P3 belay

Beautiful views of Lake George!!

Katie making her way up to P3 belay



Climbers simul-rapping down Parallel Dream (I think)