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Routes in Shark's Fin

Get Your Towels Ready S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
I F'ed a Mermaid S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Nautical-Themed Pashmina Afghan S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
This Ain't Seaworld S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Mark Anderson
Page Views: 205 total, 7/month
Shared By: Monomaniac on Jun 24, 2015
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route was an afterthought, something to help boost the crag’'s route tally, but it turned out better than expected. The line is a bit silly and perhaps contrived, but if you can ignore those detractions, the climbing is rather fun and provides a really nice jug haul warmup with great exposure.

Stick clip at least the first bolt, then creep out the exposed ledge to the southern tip of the fin. A short boulder problem of hand jams, finger locks, and barn-door liebacking leads to good jugs near the second bolt. Rail traverse along the southern arête, surmounting an obvious, vertical step with more liebacking on big jugs. Step right to Lonely Island Ledge, then crank the climactic This Ain’t Seaworld boulder problem to reach the tip of the Shark's Fin.

Location

Climb the exposed southern arête of the Shark's Fin. It is also the furthest left bolted line on the east face.

Protection

6 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor shared with This Ain’t Seaworld. Stick clipping at least the first bolt is mandatory. The best belay strategy is to stick clip the first and/or second bolt, then toss the rope down to the grassy slope 15-feet below the start of the climb and belay from there.

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Kevin Capps
Golden, CO
 
Kevin Capps   Golden, CO
 
If you start down and right of the first bolt on the face and traverse left just above it, this route turns into a 12b start. Kind of a fun variation. Feb 11, 2016