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Routes in Shark's Fin Rock

Chumming S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Great White Tuna T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Winking Gargoyle T,S,TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Type: Trad, Sport, TR, 80 ft
FA: Tony Calderone, Carrie Roberts & Vince Romney, 2006
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Shared By: Orphaned on Jul 3, 2006
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BLM Managed Lands at Castle Rocks PERMANENTLY CLOSED TO CLIMBING!! Castle Rocks State Park lands are OPEN TO CLIMBING Details

Route Description

Climb 15' up patina holds below a winking eye past 2 bolts. Traverse 10' left across white slab to 0.5"-2" cracks. Reach for a patina flake (right eyebrow) and climb up to a 1 bolt/ring. Climb a 20' 5.11 slab past to a 2-bolt/chain station on top.


3 bolts, 0.5"-2" cracks, 2 bolted chains.


Scramble off the back side or rappel 80' south to ground. Rope may be a little hard to pull.


Tony Calderone, Carrie Roberts & Vince Romney bolted this route in 2006.


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Ian Cavanaugh
Ian Cavanaugh  
This is good but not amazing. No way is it 5.12. The traverse takes small finger size piece. The patina is less than solid, had a sizable piece break off. Aug 25, 2014
Brian in SLC
Sandy, Utah
Brian in SLC   Sandy, Utah
This formation isn't on the Fenceline Spire/Rock, per se (which is due east of the Taco)? Might be called Sharks Fin (according to the Zone 2 info I have). Cheers! Jul 5, 2006