The Fin on a snowy November morning.
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The Fin Wall is on your left when facing the Broken Tooth wall. When observing the wall from the Bridger Jack area, you can see why this jutting long rock peninsula is called the Fin Wall. There are also established routes on the north side of the Fin Wall feature, and this is called the Public Service Wall. The routes at the Fin Wall are spread out over the entire length of the wall. If you pick an area (left, middle or right), there should be enough climbs to keep you busy without walking around too much. The crag gets afternoon shade. The left side of the wall is more broken with lots of pillars and less of the long "perfect" walls, however, the climbing is still excellent and abundant. After hiking up from the parking area, an area classic is just above the trail: Nagasaki.
Drive 1.5 miles past the Beef Basin turnoff. A dirt road leads to the right towards the Broken Tooth wall. The parking for Broken Tooth and the Fin Wall is the same, but separate trails lead off to the cliffs. This area is the next climbing area on the right after the Cat Wall.
Weather station 10.0 miles from here
35 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Fin Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Fin Wall:
Crappucino 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
The Piano 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Nagasaki 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Demolition 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
FF1 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Skid Row 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, 90'
Nukanator 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Featured Route For Fin Wall
Nagasaki 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b UT
: Moab Area
: ... : Fin Wall
Awesome route with 4 distinct sections. 70m rope needed. Plenty of rests makes this pitch very approachable.The first section is a bouldery start off the ground. Definitely 10+ish. I placed doubled yellows alien right before the move, and then a red alien part way through. Then you get a nice section of mixed-size jamming with occasional stemming feet.Next up is a 40' section of green (#.75) Camalots. Normally this would be desperate thrutching and aid climbing for me, but there is an...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
hand fist stack kick en it up !! with the POWER......
MOVING UP HIS NEW fa . Thad
almost to the flaring fist roof
Thad getting nasty on his FA
Thad hand drilling his first IC BOLT
waterfall in the back of the Fin was raging.
By chris Kalous
Dec 12, 2006
White Salamander, Unknown, and Double Trouble all received new anchors in 2006 courtesy of Climbing Magazine's ARI program.
By Michael Sokoloff
From: Spokane, WA
Oct 1, 2008
Does anyone know anything about the two-pitch route to the right of Jewel of Denial and left of Walkin Talkin Bob is. The second pitch looks like an amazing splitter with an anchor at the start and finish. The Bloom guide lists it as unnamed but no rating and he stated that the second pitch likely has not gone free. Hard to believe an amazing splitter like that has not gone free.
Oct 26, 2012
it makes sense if you read it backwards.
i noticed and moved four routes,
let me know if i missed any others.
By Devin Fin
Nov 11, 2012
i pulled down my request to move routs over to PS wall due to my miss spelling.. my bad for making it hard to read ... i don't spell so good ..but i hope most people understand what im talking about..