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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'
West Face [Whale's Tail] 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b X Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
New Cambria 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
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'
The Monument 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
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West Face [Whale's Tail] 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b X CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail
[Attain] the ledge [on the] West side of the Whale's Tail as for West Crack or West Dihedral. Put in a belay anchor there and if desired, go a few meters up West Crack and sink in a good cam or stopper before starting off on this climb. Step to the right side of the large ledge and climb upwards on the clean face on good edges and ledges to mid-face, where a few small-to-medium stoppers can be placed behind a left-facing 2' crack/flake. This is the crux (5.6?). Pull this move and continue upwar...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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