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Get Your Towels Ready S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
I F'ed a Mermaid S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Nautical-Themed Pashmina Afghan S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
This Ain't Seaworld S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Elevation: 7,200 ft
GPS: 39.742, -105.341 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Jun 24, 2015
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

When racing up US 6 just before reaching the Sex Cave, if you look high and right, a thin sliver of gneiss slicing up through the steep hillside will catch your eye. The 40-foot east face of this dorsal fin of stone is composed of remarkably clean and solid gneiss, with a few marble-swirled intrusions of solid pegmatite. The towering face tilts slightly, and the very tip curls a bit further, forming a just-barely-overhanging clean face with four memorable routes that culminate in a climactic, steep finish.

The climbing is generally thin, technical and cerebral. Cold conditions are helpful here, and with the east-facing aspect providing morning sun and afternoon shade (beginning right at noon), this is an ideal summer evening or winter morning crag.

Routes L->R:

1. Nautical Themed Pashmina Afghan, 11, 1p, 60', bolts.
2. This Ain’t Seaworld, 13, 1p, 40', bolts.
3. I F'ed A Mermaid, 13+ ,1p, 40', bolts.
4. Get Your Towels Ready, 10, 1p, 30', bolts.
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Getting There

Park as for the Sex Cave, at a big pullout on the south side of the road. Head up the south-facing hillside, as for the Sex Cave, but where the trail turns left and levels out to enter the cave, head right, contouring east along the slope to reach the next drainage to the south. Head up this steep drainage for 5 minutes until you reach the fin. The total approach time is about 7 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Shark's Fin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
This Ain't Seaworld
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5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
I F'ed a Mermaid
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This Ain't Seaworld 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
I F'ed a Mermaid 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
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