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The Shark's Fin

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The Shark's Fin Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.59792, -118.12061 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 22, 2006
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The Shark's Fin and Lone Pine Peak. Photo by Blitz...

Description 

The Shark's Fin is a small spire shaped like a fin. It is commonly photographed, and very scenic.

Getting There 

Take Movie Road for about 1/4 mile. This obvious fin is about 300 yards west.

Climbing Season



Weather station 14.6 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Shark's Fin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Shark's Fin:
East Face   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Shark's Fin Arete   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Coral Sea Adventure   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Pirates on Horseback   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Ol' White Pappy   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Fat Black Mama   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan on the Sharks Fin wishing he was on Mt. White...
Ryan on the Sharks Fin wishing he was on Mt. White...
Rock Climbing Photo: Shark's Fin and Mt. Whitney. Photo by Blitzo.
Shark's Fin and Mt. Whitney. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Road to The Shark's Fin. Photo by Blitzo.
Road to The Shark's Fin. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Morning view of Shark's Fin as a morning storm is ...
Morning view of Shark's Fin as a morning storm is ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another angle of The Shark Fin with Mt. Whitney in...
Another angle of The Shark Fin with Mt. Whitney in...
Rock Climbing Photo: There are plenty of fun non-overlapping routes on ...
There are plenty of fun non-overlapping routes on ...
Rock Climbing Photo: A fun climb but alas it was over to soon.
BETA PHOTO: A fun climb but alas it was over to soon.
Rock Climbing Photo: A) Pirates On Horseback B) Coral Sea Adventure C) ...
BETA PHOTO: A) Pirates On Horseback B) Coral Sea Adventure C) ...
Rock Climbing Photo: A view of the formation from a distance.
A view of the formation from a distance.
Rock Climbing Photo: sharks fin
sharks fin
Rock Climbing Photo: shark's fin on a stormy summer afternoon
shark's fin on a stormy summer afternoon
Rock Climbing Photo: A view of the eastern face of the Shark's Fin with...
A view of the eastern face of the Shark's Fin with...
Rock Climbing Photo: Shark's Fin Westside. Photo by Blitzo.
Shark's Fin Westside. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Shark's Fin and Sierra Crest. Photo by Blitzo.
The Shark's Fin and Sierra Crest. Photo by Blitzo.

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By Bill Odenthal
From: Whittier,CA
May 18, 2010
Put this under news and events, but maybe should have put here.
Back in about 1985 Rob Mulligan and I stumbled onto the Shark Fin on a trip back from Tuolumne Meadows. We had decided to check out the Alabama Hills and found this formation with no bolts on it and decided to give it a shot. With only 5 bolts between us we used 3 to get to the top and the last 2 on top for rapping. We never reported our accent since no one at that time was doing much here. I was just there on 5-16-10 and realized what we had climbed and all the new bolts on it. Ours are long gone and what is there is far better I'm sure but it was fun when we did it. Our original name for the route was Alabama Getaway.
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By Jeff Mahoney
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Jan 14, 2016
The BLM and the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group have been working on restoration projects in the Hills. Currently, the short stretch of road (200 meters) out to the Fin is closed to cars and is now a trail from a dedicated parking area. Other than the obvious conservation aspect, one added benefit is that you won't have to crop out the cars from your hero shots, making them all that more impressive to grandma...

Rock Climbing Photo: The current Alabama Hills restoration project at t...
The current Alabama Hills restoration project at the Shark Fin means that there's now a two-minute approach. Oh, the horror...

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