Type: Sport
FA: Tim Standing, 2007
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Shared By: Matthew Fienup on Oct 29, 2007
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Located just eight feet left of the East Face route on the Shark's Fin is a new line of bolts. The rock is considerably higher quality than the two routes to the right.

A nice addition.


Left of center on the East Face.


6 bolts to 2-bolt anchor with Mussy Hooks.


This is another Tim Standing route established in 2007, "Coral Sea Adventure" rated 5.7.

If you ask me, Tim missed a great opportunity by not naming the route "Corral Sea Adventure".

Brutus Dec 18, 2008
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
Agreed that this route is one of the better on the east face. May 2, 2009
Russ Walling
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
Good climbing and fairly solid rock. May 4, 2009
El Segundo, Ca
Mtnfly   El Segundo, Ca
The starting jug has broken off 10/1/14. It was lying in the dirt when I arrived at the route. Route is much more difficult to start. Good reminder to not pull out so hard while climbing in the hills. Oct 18, 2014
I'm thinkin' maybe 10a to start? Stick clip the first bolt and yer good. Anyway, a good deal harder than before. Mar 14, 2015
Reno, NV
BruceB   Reno, NV
I don't know what the start was like before, but it's definitely not 5.7/8 now. I'd say somewhere in the 5.9+/5.10 range. And by the time you get to a safe stance the first bolt is chest level. Good climb. Mar 31, 2015
Lance Ranzer
  5.10+ PG13
Lance Ranzer  
  5.10+ PG13
Tough start, for sure a 10+ move off the ground on really sharp rock. Rest is a 5.8 climb. Mar 7, 2016
Sorry guys, I broke off the undercling flake at the start of the route last month. Tricky start is now even trickier. Apr 27, 2016
Clif Clap
Clif Clap  
Funny reading the comments now after the fact. We got on this and were wondering if the guidebook mixed up the grades with the adjacent route (10b). Definitely a much harder start than 5.7 with a pretty lame, lieback clip. Hell, clipping that damn first bolt is probably the hardest move.

Up to and just passing the first bolt to get established is no easier than 10a but I wouldn't argue it being called 10b. But hey, that just means it's now a nice little tick since once you get past the first bolt it cruises for a 5.10! May 9, 2016
Richard O'Neal
Lancaster, Ca
Richard O'Neal   Lancaster, Ca
Start is definitely no 5.8. Felt more like a 5.10d to me. Beware the large flying red ant hive at the top! Their a bit aggressive. Jun 6, 2016
Bailey Smith
Sacramento, CA
Bailey Smith   Sacramento, CA
Best route on Shark's Fin. Same great view, better rock quality and interesting moves. Something must be missing from the start. Start is pretty tricky, 10 range, but the rest of the climb is a consistent 8. Sep 7, 2016
Fernando Cal
Fernando Cal   CA, UT
Boulder start, seemed 10a to me, then cruiser after that. Fun route! Apr 24, 2017
Dan G  
Start (like everyone else is saying below) is the hardest part of the route.. also is pretty painful on your fingers, but everything gets easier after the first bolt. Nov 17, 2017