Elevation: 8,160 ft
GPS: 48.501, -121.041 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jeff Hebert on Sep 15, 2013
Admins: Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure at Newhalem Crags March 1st to mid-July Details

Description

Sharkfin Tower sits on the ridge line between Forbidden and Boston Peaks and, while relatively modest in size, has some very high quality alpine granite. It hosts two climbs, the SE Ridge at 5.0 and the SE Face at 5.10. They are quite different in character, but both quite fun.

Getting There

From Boston Basin, follow the approach for the Quien Sabe Glacier on Sahale (skirting climber's sleft of the glacier until gaining it relatively high up), traversing climber's right until directly underneath the tower. A gully leads from the glacier to a higher, sloped terrace. In early season, this gully is filled with snow. In late season, it is loose scree, but manageable. Once on the terrace, head for the notch at the base of the SE ridge.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sharkfin Tower

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5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
 28
Southeast Ridge
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Southeast Face
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southeast Ridge
 28
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Southeast Face
 8
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
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