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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: Allen Simons
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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. Walk back east 50 feet to the gully and hike up and north 150 feet to the base of a west-facing wall. This is the Shark's Fin Wall. Stupid Igits is the bolted climb just [right] of the center crack (Shark Bait). Up past two bolts, cling and reach for the slanting crack to the right (stopper placement), smear up past one more bolt to the two [bolt] anchor.

Protection

3 bolts and a small to medium size stopper to a two [bolt] anchor.

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Scott Matz
Loveland, CO
Scott Matz   Loveland, CO
Fun slab climbing for a quick gettaway. Apr 21, 2009
allen simons  
 
Yes, it is the same parking as for Friendship Seven, Santa's Little Helpers, Trash Can, and Iron John. allen Aug 30, 2006
Allen, quick question:

When you talk about accessing this climb and some others at Shark Fin Wall you say "1.3 miles west of the beige siphon tube is a dirt pullout on the north side of the road. Walk back east 50 feet to the gully and hike up and north...."

Is this the dirt pulloff in front of Friendship Seven?

Thanks, Chad Aug 24, 2006
allen simons  
 
....Travis, thanks for the comment on the Shark's Fin Wall. I thought about fixing a piton in that crack but decided a small nut would easily slot. Having climbed it many times now, I usually just climb up to the next bolt, clip and go. At any rate, a bolt would have been way out of place there. Glad you enjoyed the climb, it's one of my fave's in the canyon. Allen Jan 6, 2006
Travis Thompson  
5.10b
Hey, Allen, this is a pretty sweet climb. I like how you didn't put a bolt at that crack and left it for a stopper even though it's a small one. Sweet little climb, man! Dec 28, 2005