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Lone Shark

5.6, Trad, 60 ft (18 m),  Avg: 1.3 from 3 votes
FA: FRA Doug Heinrich
Utah > Wasatch Range > Central Wasatch > Big Cottonwood… > Autumnal Wall


Lone Shark climbs the last crack on the right. It has water-polished rock with 3 ledges to break it up. The exit move is a little weird for a 5.6. Not too hard, just felt really exposed. Finger and hand jams are needed for this climb.


Bring some gear for the anchors with slings to equalize. Lone Shark protects with large to medium gear. We used a couple of larger nuts and a couple of hexes.

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4) Shark Bait  5) Lone Shark
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Nathan Fisher
St George
[Hide Comment] There is still a fallen tree resting up against this climb. I have seen it climbed since the tree fell; however, it didn't look too enjoyable. Jun 20, 2004
[Hide Comment] Climbed it this evening (July 13, 2022). Good description for the route. Mostly tiny to bigger gear (#1,#2), not much room for medium pro. Lots of spiders in the cracks; remember to make friends. Jul 13, 2022