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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 HVS 5a
Arapiles S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 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
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Craig Smith, Brian Shelton, Kit Nordeen
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Shared By: Phil Lauffen on Jun 24, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Reopened after flood damage! Details

Description [Suggest Change]

The crux is after last (fourth) bolt. This line has clean face climbing up till then.

Location [Suggest Change]

This climb lies on the West side of canyon. Go past the lake, past the trail to Whale's Tail, and then go right up a trail to concrete steps and to a wall. Clamber along the base of the cliff. It is located to the left of Tempest Toast.

Protection [Suggest Change]

4 bolts. 2 bolt anchor.

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Steve Knapp
Highlands Ranch, CO
  5.9-
Steve Knapp   Highlands Ranch, CO
  5.9-
This is a nice short route with a tough crux. I had to grab a finger pocket and pull up mainly from that. Enjoyable. Sep 25, 2008
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9-
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9-
Fun but too durn short. Oct 30, 2010
5.9+. Fun route, tough crux at the top with about a 10 foot gap from the last bolt to the top chains. Stay to the right at the last bolt, makes it a 5.9+ if you go left. Better holds on the right. Oct 18, 2017

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