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Location: 35.71515, -114.92523 View Map  Incorrect?
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Because of the excellent concentration of moderate to easy climbing, Shark Fin Wall is one of the earliest focal points at Keyhole and is still one of the most popular walls here. Joe and Betsy Herbst, Mike and Stephanie Petrolak, John Shirley, Lynn Powers, Bob and Wanda Gallup, Joanne and Jorge Urioste, Team Keyhole and many others have scoured this wall for climbs over and over. Pretty much every square inch of this cliff has been top roped and all of the cracks have been led. The idea of giving these climbs names didn't occur to the early climbers. All of the names were developed over the years and added as newer climbers showed up and led old top ropes or needed a way to reference the climbs. Shark Fin is the earliest known name and only exception to this. All of the climbs use gear for belays.

Getting There 

From the mouth of Keyhole go up wash a few hundred feet. Just before the First Waterfall go left up the Chuckwalla Couloir, Shark Fin Wall is the cliff on the left side of the couloir.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Shark Fin Wall. Photo courtesy of George Smith.
Shark Fin Wall. Photo courtesy of George Smith.

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