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The Fin

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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 34.90455, -111.80682 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Fin, Sedona, AZ

Description 

The Fin is a big wall of red stone that sits above Dry Creek Road, just north of the Devil's Bridge site. The formation has probably seen a huge spike in visitation since the route, Mars Attacks, was established a few years back (and for good reason).


Getting There 

The Fin is located off Dry Creek Road. Park in a pullout off the road...gotta check my notes... The approach is relatively easy if you shoot for the left end of the formation and access via trail. Don't try to come at it straight on!


5 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Fin:
Mars Attacks   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   
Spaceballs   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
Big Corner   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   
Red Planet   5.13 8a 29 X- E7 6c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Featured Route For The Fin
A shot of the pitch 2 traverse, Mars Attacks.

Mars Attacks 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13  AZ : Sedona Area : ... : The Fin
Located on Dry Creek Road in west Sedona, Mars Attacks is a neo classic moderate, with a variation and uniqueness of pitches that only the desert can provide. This well traveled line seems to be getting harder over time, as key footholds on the first pitch slowly disappear into the wind. The route starts on the aforementioned slab, on the west side of the buttress, well left of the Big Corner.Park at the Devil's Bridge TH, and walk 0.2 miles down the road to a very conspicuous and well cairned t...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Mar 30, 2009

The pullout for the Fin (Mars Attacks) is on Forest Service Road 152. Drive up Dry Creek Road for a couple miles until you see a small sign for 152 on the right. You can purchase a red rocks day pass here.

Drive 1.6 miles on a rough dirt road to a small pullout on the right and a faint trail behind it. Wander up to the left shoulder of the fin to the routes.

By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
May 12, 2010

manny, you are awesome. thanks for the info.