Not Fin But Fun Rock Climbing
From the S. Note the notch in the summit...from w...
This is a small spire located just to the West of Fin City. It catches your eye primarily as you sit atop Fin City looking W about 100 feet. You notice the natural notch in the skinny summit and wonder about a simul-rappel...and you notice a bit of white and wonder if someone has gone there before you. So, you wander over, find at least 3 lines to ascend, pick one, and find that the white was evidence that a bird enjoyed that spot for a while.
The left side of the South face (seen in the photo) had a nice lieback but it seemed like a #5 or 4.5 Camalot would be prudent.
Nonetheless, it can provide for another moderate pitch or 3 if you happen to be in the vicinity.
Descent is by simul-rappel, which may be the best part.
Note, there seems to be plenty of rock for the exploring in this area.
Hike north from the parking lot towards Gem Lake. At the T intersection, head east. Go to where the trail goes past the closest spot to Crescent Wall. Cross the draw where the draw between the trail & Crescent Wall is shallowest. Hike up as for Fin City.
Weather station 1.4 miles from here
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Fun, Not Fin 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO
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: Not Fin But Fun
This is one of 3 ways to the top of this little, granite spire. This picks probably the line of least resistance up this small formation up the S side. Ascend an variable corner with feet on the slab and hands in the corner. Gain an easier groove above, jump into the notch, and get lowered about 8 ft to a ledge on the N face. Belay.Descent is via a simul rappel.Perhaps a star is generous, but it felt worth the effort, since we were in the area....[more] Browse More Classics in CO