The Fin is another elongate formation near the top of the hill and is host to half a dozen good routes. The crag really has some mixed lines that take a piece or two of trad gear, and a set of Camalots will suffice for everything. Overall, the climbing on The Fin is great (***), however, some of the stone can be friable so don't yard like Hell on everything. The area classic, Edge of Time (5.9) should just get its bolts upgraded with one or two new ones to turn it into a more satisfying lead. Since it is not difficult, just stay in tune and use the feet. A 60 meter rope will descend from everything, or you can walk off to the right.
Hike to the right around Lily Lake. Just before the bench head up hill via a climbers trail that doesn't look like much immediately. The trail takes you up along a corridor between the main climbing formations. The Fin is on the right and near the upper end of the corridor and just opposite the Dinosaur's Foot.
AB. Unknown, 9, 1p, 75', TR.
7 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Fin:
Lost Time 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Edge of Time 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 85'
CG's Naked Fun Time 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch
Slabbed Up-Side da Head 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Dynamometer 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Andrology 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
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Edge of Time 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : The Fin
Follow the trail to the highest point and turn around (right) to see the obvious sharp arete looking back towards the diamond, a beautiful line. Perhaps one of the most scenic climbs in the Estes Park area, without being on a wall somewhere. This route is photographed and is on the front cover of the Gillett guide book for the [Estes Park] valley areas. A spectacular line.... It is now a bolt lead only protected by 4 bolts and a pin. You can toprope this route by scrambling to the top of the wal...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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