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The Fin

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The Fin Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,800'
Location: 35.2055, -106.451 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on May 15, 2007

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The Fin is a small outcropping of rock immediately adjacent to the La Luz trail on the south side of Upper La Cueva Canyon. The Fin sits just north of the trail, and its best known route, Exhibition Wall is in full view of weekend tourists. The rock on The Fin is above average. The summit can be attained with an easy, exposed scramble from the La Luz trail.

Getting There 

From the crest parking area, follow the throngs down to the La Luz trail. Continue down the La Luz trail until the Fin appears on the right.

Climbing Season

For the La Cueva Canyon, Upper area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: North Ridge of the Fin

North Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : The Fin
The old Hill guide credits Dalen & Coats for the first ascent. Yet this team found fixed gear halfway up the initial dihedral indicating prior activity.Be that as it may, the North Ridge is a good day outing especially as combined with other one-pitch climbs in the area, such as Estrellita, Donald Duck, Fire Hydrant. Begin climbing the dihedral then traverse right after placing large pro in the overhanging crack. At least one subsequent party has gone straight out this roof, raising the grade...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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