Mountain Project Logo

Routes in The Shark's Fin

Coral Sea Adventure S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
East Face S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fat Black Mama S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Ol' White Pappy S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pirates on Horseback S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shark's Fin Arete S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unknown Boulder Problem V0- 4-
Elevation: 4,641 ft
GPS: 36.598, -118.121 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 21,093 total, 156/month
Shared By: Blitzo on Oct 22, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

The Shark's Fin is a small spire shaped like a fin. It is commonly photographed, and very scenic.

Getting There

Take Movie Road for about 1/4 mile. This obvious fin is about 300 yards west.

7 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: The Shark's Fin Change
Type:  to 
Quality: Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at The Shark's Fin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
More Classic Climbs in The Shark's Fin »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Jeff Mahoney
Santa Barbara, CA
Jeff Mahoney   Santa Barbara, CA
The BLM and the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group have been working on restoration projects in the Hills. Currently, the short stretch of road (200 meters) out to the Fin is closed to cars and is now a trail from a dedicated parking area. Other than the obvious conservation aspect, one added benefit is that you won't have to crop out the cars from your hero shots, making them all that more impressive to grandma...

Jan 14, 2016
Bill Odenthal
Whittier,CA
Bill Odenthal   Whittier,CA
Put this under news and events, but maybe should have put here.
Back in about 1985 Rob Mulligan and I stumbled onto the Shark Fin on a trip back from Tuolumne Meadows. We had decided to check out the Alabama Hills and found this formation with no bolts on it and decided to give it a shot. With only 5 bolts between us we used 3 to get to the top and the last 2 on top for rapping. We never reported our accent since no one at that time was doing much here. I was just there on 5-16-10 and realized what we had climbed and all the new bolts on it. Ours are long gone and what is there is far better I'm sure but it was fun when we did it. Our original name for the route was Alabama Getaway.
--- Invalid image id: 106768114 ---

--- Invalid image id: 106768118 ---















May 18, 2010

More About The Shark's Fin

Printer-Friendly Guide
What's New

All Photos Within The Shark's Fin (81)

Most Popular · Newest