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Elevation: 6,449 ft
GPS: 32.36751, -110.71926
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Shared By: James DeRoussel on Feb 13, 2003 · Updates
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South Fin has lots of quality rock routes ranging from 5.8 to 5.12+. With trad, sport, and mixed climbs there is something for everyone, and rock quality is very good. It is also very accessible from the highway, making it a popular destination, along with neighboring North Fin.

There are climbs on both sides of the fin, allowing for sun or shade as desired. For climbs on the east face, approach as described below, and continue on around the south end of the fin.

A high concentration of two and three-star climbs make this an especially desirable destination.

Getting There Suggest change

Driving up the Catalina Highway, park at Windy Point (mp 14.3). From the parking lot at the overlook walk past the outhouses and proceed down the obvious trail.

Hike this trail out the ridge away from the highway. In a couple hundred yards the trail drops slightly below the ridgeline to the right.

Continuing down this trail, you'll approach Nancy's Thumb, a large pinnacle with an obvious crack on its north side. The base of South Fin climbs are accessed by descending the steep gully just below Nancy's Thumb. The climbs are on the left-hand wall as you descend (the right-hand wall is North Fin). Allow five minutes for the approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Fin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 31
Male Menopause
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 151
Old Man
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Coroner's Inquest
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Chicken Co-op
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 8
Tongue Lashing
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Male Menopause
 31
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Old Man
 151
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Coroner's Inquest
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Chicken Co-op
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Tongue Lashing
 8
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, TR
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