Correction to Secor

Columbia Finger

by RJ Secor

slide asked:

SW Face of Columbia Finger is rated 5.4 A1. Anyone know if the aid section can be done clean? Also I suspect the 5.4 is an old school 5.4 i.e. closer to 5.7? 5.8?

RJ replied:

Here is some updated guidebook info: II, 5.8. First ascent September 13, 1970, by Richard Hechtel and Jan Mostowski. First free ascent May 22, 1974 by Rick Boyce, Brian Cox, Jane Matthews, and Walt Vennum.

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