Shark's Fin Arete
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This climbs the right side of the East Face past 7 bolts. A bit chossy at the start.
Just leaving the ground...
Larry enjoying the view around the corner...
Dan on TR up the arete.
BETA PHOTO: "Shark's Fin Arete".
Photo by Blitzo.
"Shark's Fin Arete".
Photo by Blitzo.
Shark Fin Arete with Mt Whitney in background
Enjoying some Shark Fin Arete (.7)
Rich enjoying a bit of Shark Fin Arete (.7) whilst...
BETA PHOTO: The nearby rocks provide convenient shade for bela...
Cosmic on the Sharks Fin Arete
|Comments on Shark's Fin Arete
|By Josh Hibbard|
From: Los Angeles Area, CA
Mar 26, 2007
A star or two if only for the view of Whitney!
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jun 26, 2007
We thought this was a pretty fun route and a good introduction to Alabama Hills; climb it if for the views of Whitney alone!!
|By C Miller|
Jul 3, 2007
Great views from the climb, but the climbing is only so-so and the rock quality is somewhat lacking.
|By Dave Daly|
From: Temecula, CA
May 13, 2008
The only thing this route has going for it is the photo op. Otherwise, steer clear! :P
|By Bruce Bindner|
Dec 28, 2008
Replaced the shuts at the top of this route (which were loose) with bolt hangers December 2008. Re-installed the existing Mussy Hooks. Bolts in good condition. A good route!
|By Russ Walling|
May 4, 2009
A must do if you are trying to "tick" the fin. If not, the routes to the left are actually better climbing for the grade.
May 15, 2010
I didn't think I was such a girl, but we used a stick clip on the first bolt.
After that it was all good.
|By Matt N|
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Feb 20, 2012
First bolt is not too far a reach from the boulder. We clipped it and then did a direct start from the ground.
|By Chris Owen|
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Mar 17, 2013
Opening moves are the crux, but well protected by the first bolt being clipped from the ground. Fun route but the rock is a bit scrappy.