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North Fin Rock Climbing
Routes in North Fin
|5 O'Clock Shadow S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Agatha Christie (Direct) T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Air Monsters S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Billionaire Boys Club T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Bring on the Atheists S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Close Shave T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|Edge of Da-light, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Genevive S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Get Low V0- 4-|
|Gladiator T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Hai Karate T,TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Histoplasmosis T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Killer Whale S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Nancy's Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Nang S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Noodler S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Razor Burn S,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Rocket Science S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c|
|Skin Bracer T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Slippery When Wet T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Tears of a Clown T,TR 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R|
|Thumbs Up S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Tree Monsters S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Unknown (Right of Thumbs Up) S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Writer's Cramp T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|GPS:||32.368, -110.72 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||James DeRoussel on Jul 25, 2002|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionNorth Fin hosts a very high concentration of quality rock routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.13. With both trad, sport, and mixed climbs there is something for everyone, and rock quality is generally excellent. It is also very accessible from Windy Point making it a popular destination.
Most of the climbs are east facing and shady in spots, especially later in the day. Though there are a few climbs at the southern end, including the ever-popular Slippery When Wet (5.7), that receive sun until late afternoon.
Getting ThereDriving up the Catalina Highway, park at Windy Point (mp 14.3). Cross teh highway and hike out the ridge just behind the restrooms.
Hike this trail out the ridge away from the highway. As you near the end of the ridge (couple hundred yards), find a trail that drops sharply down the right side along a small cliff. It may take some looking to find the right spot, but once you do, it will be obvious.
Continuing down this trail, you will approach Nancy's Thumb, a large pinnacle with an obvious crack on the north side. The base of North Fin climbs are accessed by descending the steep gully just below Nancy's Thumb. The climbs are on the right hand wall as you descend. Allow five minutes for the approach.
You can also set up topropes by walking around the back side of Nancy's Thumb to access the anchors.
Classic Climbing Routes at North Fin
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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