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Routes in The Whale

Aborigine S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Among the Stars S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Aphrodite S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Arapiles S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Arnold's Demise S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Big E S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Blow Tube Envy S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bound in Blood S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Captain, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Dreamtime S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Esse Curve S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Finnacle S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
First Mate S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Gomers in Blue Shirts S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Good Stuff, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
HMS S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Happy Ending (formerly Top-Rope) T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Honeymoon Down Under S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Just Happens S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Mister MIA S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Never Ever Slab, The TR 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Plunge, The S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Red Venus S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Route to the left of The Thin Line S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tempest Toast S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thin Line, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Undulating Dingo S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Virgin Bolters S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Whale Rider S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: Stewart Green, Martha Morris and Brian Shelton
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Shared By: Brendan Leonard on Sep 27, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

From the RRCOS guidebook: An excellent lead on perfect stone. Begin off the left side of the narrow ledge system above the Never Ever Slab.

Eds. be careful on the ledge approaching the climb. A trip could send you plummeting a long way.

Location

From the guidebook: On the far left or south side of the Whale. It's easiest to access them by the path that climbs the left side of the lower slab, then back across the slab top to the cliff base.

Protection

5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. Same anchor as Dreamtime, which is to the left.
There is no belay bolt on the ledge below the route. If you want to be tied in while belaying, use the 2-bolt anchor at the top of the Never Ever Slab directly below the ledge and route. Feb 19, 2016
David Tennant
Denver, CO
 
David Tennant   Denver, CO
 
In the Stewart Green guide, there is a photo which shows a bolt somewhere along the belay ledge, but I was unable to find it. The consequence of this is that when going to the first bolt, be aware that a fall will result in the leader and belayer tumbling all the way down The Never Ending Slab (~80 ft). Climb Dreamtime (5.5) to the left which shares the same anchor if in doubt. Jan 29, 2016
Ross D
Big Sky, MT
Ross D   Big Sky, MT
Second to last bolt was loose enough to spin the hanger. I didn't have a wrench handy :-( Dec 19, 2010
Jim Gloeckler
Denver, Colo.
Jim Gloeckler   Denver, Colo.
Nice climb! Two stars at least. Nov 7, 2006
Brendan Leonard
Denver, Hollarado
 
Brendan Leonard   Denver, Hollarado
 
Dreamtime (5.5) right next door uses the same rap anchors as this one, so you can climb Dreamtime to set up a toprope on both routes. Sep 27, 2006