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 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 160 feet
West Dihedral 5.4 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80 feet
West Face [Whale's Tail] 5.6 X Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Jack The Ripper 5.9+ X Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
C'est What? 5.11b Sport, 1 pitch
Free Speech 5.12a Sport, 1 pitch, 40 feet
The Monument 5.12d Sport, 1 pitch
Featured Route For The Whale's Tail
NED (Nothing Except Dynamics) 5.12b PG13 CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail
Located on the south-facing, west-side of the infamous Whales Tail Cave, this severely overhanging, gymnastc overhang involves a dynamic move to gain the central hold, which is then utilized by using a toe hook, then a swing out to the lip, which is then heel hooked and surmounted via a rolling forward thrust move from out under the lip. This popular route is mostly top roped, rarely lead, and has been free-soloed only once. It has a variety of variations to gain the summit including a strenuous...[more] Browse More Classics in CO