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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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C'est What? 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail
This is a cool short route on the Whale's Tail directly east of C'est La Vie. The start is quite heady, a 5.8 slab where you wouldn't want to fall. Fortunately the holds are positive. A #1 Camalot protects the first clip, and can be backcleaned after clipping. The route goes up the gently overhanging wall on the west side of the Whale's Tail, around the corner from the 5.2 crack. It is short but pumpy and sustained. The moves are really cool. The pitch ends at a two bolt ancho...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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