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Routes in Sharksfin

Big Tears T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Blood in the Water T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hammerhead T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Loan Shark T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
North Face T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Religious Zealot T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sharkstone T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sleeping with the Fish S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Walking with the Pope S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Yellow Butterfly S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Scott & Yuri Kimball
Page Views: 447 total, 2/month
Shared By: Leo Paik on Jul 5, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a combination of 2 entries consolidated to avoid duplication within the database.

This route is located on the southwest corner of Sharksfin (previously mistakenly noted as the west face of Pinpoint). Per Greg Sievers: the bright yellow lichen on this plate next to a small cave on the bottom left of this rock will identify it. Start off the southwest corner of Sharksfin (previously mistakenly noted as the NW corner of Pinpoint). There is/was a loose section at the start that was cleared of a decent-sized block in 2001. Per Greg Sievers: step up to clip the first bolt and then reposition yourself. throw a right heel hook to hinge onto the start. Find moderate and enjoyable, pretty, face climbing past 5 bolts trending right to the top. The rating might be generous for the moves but might feel close given the alpine feel. The rock and lichen are photogenic here. Rap.

Per Greg Sievers: this is a nice little addition to the day, when you're adding mileage.

Protection

5 bolts to Fixe rings.

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Ethan Little
Longmont, CO
Ethan Little   Longmont, CO
It seemed to me that this was the sport route on the west face of Pinpoint. Right heel start, a loose rock near the chains. Semantics, but isn't Pinpoint essentially the protruding SW corner of Sharksfin? Jul 5, 2017
Mikelsons Mikelsons
Boulder, CO
 
Mikelsons Mikelsons   Boulder, CO
 
This is fun. Watch out for those loose hold though. There's a pretty big one right below the anchor. Aug 30, 2008