Elevation: 9,534 ft
GPS: 40.313, -105.541 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on May 16, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Area closure Details

Description

The Fin is another elongate formation near the top of the hill and is host to half a dozen good routes. The crag really has some mixed lines that take a piece or two of trad gear, and a set of Camalots will suffice for everything. Overall, the climbing on The Fin is great (***), however, some of the stone can be friable so don't yard like Hell on everything. The area classic, Edge of Time (5.9) should just get its bolts upgraded with one or two new ones to turn it into a more satisfying lead. Since it is not difficult, just stay in tune and use the feet. A 60 meter rope will descend from everything, or you can walk off to the right.

Getting There

Hike to the right around Lily Lake. Just before the bench head up hill via a climbers trail that doesn't look like much immediately. The trail takes you up along a corridor between the main climbing formations. The Fin is on the right and near the upper end of the corridor and just opposite the Dinosaur's Foot.

L->R:

AB. Unknown, 9, 1p, 75', TR.
B. East of Eden, 9, 1p, 85', TR, now bolts.
C. Lost Time, 7, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
CD. Unknown, 9 R, 1p.
D. Edge of Time, 9, 1p, 85', bolts.
E. Oreivatis Rex, 13 PG-13, 1p, 100', bolts & gear.
F. Andrology, 11+, 1p, 100', bolts.
G. Dynamometer, 11, 1p, 90', bolts.
H. Slabbed Up-Side da Head, 10+, 1p, 70', bolts.
I. CG's Naked Fun Time, 10-, 1p, bolts.
J. Stegosaurus, 1p, gear.

9 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Fin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 61
Lost Time
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 68
East of Eden
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 614
Edge of Time
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 24
Unknown
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 117
CG's Naked Fun Time
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 93
Slabbed Up-Side da Head
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 83
Dynamometer
Trad, Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 119
Andrology
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 3
Oreivatis Rex
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lost Time
 61
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport
East of Eden
 68
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Sport, TR
Edge of Time
 614
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Unknown
 24
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
CG's Naked Fun Time
 117
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Slabbed Up-Side da Head
 93
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Dynamometer
 83
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Andrology
 119
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Oreivatis Rex
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad
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