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Routes in Shark's Fin Wall

Lay Back Crack T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Shark Bait T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Shark's Fin T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Stupid Igits T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
True Colors T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, Sport, 60 ft
FA: Ned Sparks
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Shared By: allen simons on Jun 1, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

1.3 miles west of the Beige Siphon Tube is a dirt pullout on the north side of the road. Hike 50 feet east to the gully then 150 feet up and north to the base of the west facing rock. This is the Shark's Fin Wall. The first line of bolts left of the center crack are True Colors. Go straight up the bolt line to a good stance at a horizontal seam. 5.10. Without using the rib on the right, smear up a few feet, (5.11), then up over the roof to the 2 bolt anchor.

Protection

4 bolts and some 1 to 2 inch cams. two bolt anchor.

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Scott Matz
Loveland, CO
Scott Matz   Loveland, CO
If you send True Colors, you definitely want to go straight up the gut under the roof, to sustain the 5.10d. The moves are all there. Nov 10, 2008
Travis R. Thompson
Parachute (Rifle), CO
  5.10c
Travis R. Thompson   Parachute (Rifle), CO
  5.10c
This is a pretty sweet route, definitely worth the hike. In my opinion the best climb in the Shark Fin Wall. (Which has several that are worth the hike.)
With True Colors, you can also go through the crack to the right at the horizontal roof which makes it slightly easier. Bringing a hand sized cam makes it a lot safer and is easily placed anywhere in the crack. (10b) Enjoy. Sep 9, 2006