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Shark Bait 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Allen Simons
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Submitted By: allen simons on Jun 1, 2003

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Da Fins okay.


1.3 miles from the Beige Siphon Tube is a dirt pullout on the north side of the road. Walk back east 50 feet to the gully and hike up and north 150 feet the the base of the west-facing rock. This is the Shark's Fin Wall. The crack up the center is Shark Bait. Start under the small roof and climb through the upside down "V". Near the top, undercling out right or go up the overhanging crack (5.7) to a two bolt anchor.


Gear to 3 inches. You can clip the first bolt of Stupid Igits to the right.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Buzz atop the fin.
Buzz atop the fin.

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By Scott Matz
From: Loveland, CO
Apr 21, 2009

Don't clip the bolt, a small cam with a little runner works fine for the first placement. As the anchors are to the right, follow the crack up and over the roof 5.8+ the anchors above, that's way funner.
By Brian C.
From: Longmont, CO
Apr 25, 2010
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Pulling through the roof at the top is definitely the way to go.
By tkessel
From: Windsor,CO
Jan 25, 2017
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Cool route! Protects well.

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