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Routes in Dorsal Fin

Fin Stein T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Finnish Line T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gills T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Step it Fin TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Whale Rider T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
Elevation: 6,441 ft
GPS: 41.824, -111.296 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Shaun Roundy on Aug 11, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description

A large limestone fin reaches the road. It's covered in great grippy little bulges with some pockets, edges and cracks.

The west face should produce plenty of fun, easy routes in the 5.6-5.9 range. The east (up canyon) face is overhanging with few weaknesses and crumbly rock.

Top roping is possible with a hike to the first major notch dividing the fin. It's a somewhat exposed knife blade up there.

Getting There

About half a mile up Highway 30 from Laketown (southern tip of the lake), you'll find a large limestone fin on the right just before the tight corners (if you're coming from Wyoming, this is immediately after the 20-mph corner advertised all the way down).

There's a decent sized pull out just below it.

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Alex Peterson
Kamas, Utah
Alex Peterson   Kamas, Utah
Nice thing about the routes on Dorsal Fin is they sit in the shade all morning (until about noon) during the summer. Note that TR'ing the routes is doable, but bring very long slings as you don't want rope running over the sharp rock edges that are still there. Also, b/c the rock is still loose on the cliff face; it makes sense for any TR belayers to move uphill and away from cliff side of your climber. Finally, for TR belayers, the hill side is very steep and easy to slip on, so plan your belay stance accordingly. Aug 4, 2013

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