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South Fin has lots of quality rock routes ranging from 5.8 to 5.12+. With trad, sport, and mixed climbs there is something for everyone, and rock quality is very good. It is also very accessible from the highway, making it a popular destination, along with neighboring North Fin.
Driving up the Catalina Highway, park at Windy Point (mp 14.3). From the uphill end of the parking lot, opposite the overlook, cross the highway to the guardrail. An obvious trail leads off from the upper end of the guard rail.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Fin:
Male Menopause 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Old Man 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Coroner's Inquest 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport, TR, 45'
Chicken Co-op 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 50'
Tongue Lashing 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport, TR, 45'
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Old Man 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : South Fin
This route ascends the huge, prominent left-facing corner near the south end of South Fin.Start up the clean dihedral on thin fingers until you can get a stance for pro. Continue up through broken blocks, staying generally in the corner, until you come right under the large roof near the top. While there are a couple of finishes, the most common is to move right under roof and up around corner. Continue up 15 feet to anchors.While easily protected, this route is long and quite sustained, save...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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