Avg: 2.6 from 14 votes
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:||Trad, 220 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Ray Northcutt & Layton Kor?, 1950s|
|Page Views:||2,040 total, 10/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Jul 5, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis 2 pitch area-classic ascends the narrow North face of Sharksfin. Gillett writes that this is likely the most frequented route in the area.
Find the right crack system just a few feet from the NW arête of Sharksfin. There are harder climbs just to the right on the West face.
P1. Connect cracks on easy terrain to start. As it steepens as you approach the belay, you find a short bit of in-your-face old-school-5.8 terrain as you angle slight left towards the belay ledge.
P2. The second pitch eases in difficulty on jugs up steep rock to the top, 5.6.
Descent: A short jaunt to the South end of the rock leads you to a few anchors (apparently difficult to find for some). A half-rope rap off the SW corner to a large ledge leads to downscrambling under a large boulder and walking terrain.