L to R R to L Alpha
Many routes exist on this little rock. Some of the easiest slab routes in the canyon and some difficult lines often toproped.
Cross the bridge--it's basically right off the trail to the West next to Redgarden and across from the Bastille.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Whale's Tail:
West Crack 5.2 3 8 II D 2c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 160'
West Dihedral 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
New Cambria 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
West Face [Whale's Tail] 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b X Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Jack The Ripper 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a X Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
C'est What? 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Free Speech 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
NED (Nothing Except Dynamics) 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 35'
Horangutan 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Amputee Love 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
The Monument 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
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Spoof Roof 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail
On the South Side of the Whale's Tail a slipery ramp rises from the right to left on a dark band of rock [from the] streamside trail. This Route is Spoof. Climb the first 30 or so feet past fixed pins with a few possible tricam or SLCD placements. This section is the 5.8+ crux of Spoof. After a few more moves a pocketed and chunky crack/dihedral/roof appears overhead. Climb up and slightly to the right on pockets, pinches, underclings and jams.Normally, I'd say to continue to a good belay ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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