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Arete of the Fin-Shaped Boulder 

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Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V0 Font: 4 [details]
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Submitted By: kevinnlong on Feb 20, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: A short but pleasant (not too rough on the fingers...


Follow the South-Western Arete of the fin shaped boulder. The holds are decent on either side or right up the arete. Although the landing is ok, the problem is sufficiently high that a fall from the top is not recommended.


This route is on the fin-shaped boulder that is ~2 minute walk from the Trail Side Boulder area. To get there, continue North on the Three gun spring trail for a very short distance and take the obvious trail that forks to the left (north-north west). Continue along this train into the sandy wash and look for this boulder about 50 feet from the trail on the right hand side (East of the Sandy wash).


Decent landing, but the walk off involves a mild "jump"

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Rock Climbing Photo: The arete and face to its right are both enjoyable...
BETA PHOTO: The arete and face to its right are both enjoyable...

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By kevinnlong
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 29, 2011

I played around on this boulder recently. It's easy to get too, is relatively high, has a walkoff, and has nice rock.

It can get difficult and dicey if you stay to the south (right edge) of the arete straight up that face; I had to back down (through a tree no less!).

However, right on the arete (either side) is quite fun. The crack is worthwhile too. It's a good beginner boulder with good landings and enough height to make things feel serious.

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