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North Fin hosts a very high concentration of quality rock routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.13. With both trad, sport, and mixed climbs there is something for everyone, and rock quality is generally excellent. It is also very accessible from Windy Point making it a popular destination.
Driving up the Catalina Highway, park at Windy Point (mp 14.3). Cross teh highway and hike out the ridge just behind the restrooms.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Fin:
Slippery When Wet 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 130'
Agatha Christie (Direct) 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Nang 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 160'
Skin Bracer 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
The Edge of Da-light 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch
5 O'Clock Shadow 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Histoplasmosis 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Thumbs Up 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Air Monsters 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Rocket Science 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Genevive 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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Slippery When Wet 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : North Fin
'Slippery When Wet' starts up a series intermittent flaring cracks near the south end of north fin. It is down the slope from 'Agatha Christie' and Nancy's Thumb.Pitch 1: Climb delicate crux moves up starting cracks and through hanging blocks. From big chopper flake, continue up face just left of arete and clip one bolt. From bolt, step up around corner to the right. Traverse right on scant protection, up to reach another large ledge with two bolt belay.Pitch 2: Exit belay ledge up and right...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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