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Shark's Rock

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The top of this interesting rock looks like the snout of a dolphin with its head tilted back and its mouth open. There are several difficult hb problems on west arete and south face, and a short traverse on the northwest side.

Getting There 

To get there, either park at Crown Rock, cross the street and head up to the ampitheatre area, hang a left and follow the trail west and north passing Y Traverse. Its the next prominent Also you can go a quarter mile further past CR and park at a pull out on the east side, head down the obvious trail until it ends at the Y Traverse and then hang a left and its the next formation north.

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Shark's Rock:
Shark Arete   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   
Shark Direct   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   
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Featured Route For Shark's Rock
Climber: Scott Neel. <br />Photo: Andy Mann.

Shark Arete V3 6A  CO : Boulder : ... : Shark's Rock
The route starts on the obvious lip at about eye level when you approach the Shark. Carefully work your way to the right using small feet. It may be necessary to pop a heel hook up there to reach the first holds. Obvious chalk marks follow the route up the right of the shark; continue up the arete until you reach the top. Once you top out, carefully climb down the back of the shark....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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