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The Little Fin Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.31175, -105.54181 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tom Woods on Sep 16, 2008

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Tom on Purgatorius to the left of Byrontosaurus.


A body of rock downhill and west/southwest from the Fin. Note that this rock formation is not shown in the Beta Photo entitled "Jurassic Park, showing the major formations."

Getting There 

On climber's right as you ascend uphill from Lily Lake. Directly across the gully from Left Hand Rock, Triceratops and T-Rect, and south/southeast and downhill from Big Ass Slab.


A. Purgatorius, 8+/9-, 1p, 60', bolts.
B. Byrontosaurus, 8-, 1p, 85', bolts.

Climbing Season

For the Jurassic Park - Lily Lake area.

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Little Fin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Little Fin:
Byrontosaurus   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Purgatorius   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For The Little Fin
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom Sprague moving up gingerly.

Purgatorius 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : The Little Fin
This is another sport climb on near vertical, gritty, featured rock that will need some traffic to clean up.Ascend easy terrain past 3 bolts starting on a micro-flatiron. Then there is a longish reach around the 4th bolt. Dance right (cruxish), up, then left. Note, the 6th bolt leaves you top biner dangling partway over an edge, so I don't recommend falling on the 6th bolt. Perhaps a rounded hanger would allow threading a sling? The terrain eases up and you gain the two bolt anchor.This rout...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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