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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

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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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This route is located on the north face and near the west end of the Little Fin, which is just downhill from the Fin, and just uphill from the west-most arete located on the Little Fin. Find the pine tree at the bottom of the north face of the Little Fin and scramble up the rocky ledges located to the right of the tree. Start the route by working from right to left on the diagonal ledge that heads up towards the first bolt (which is about 20 feet off the deck). Follow the well-placed and nic...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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