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Shark's Fin Arete 

Hueco: V2+ Font: 5+

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V2 Font: 5+ [details]
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Submitted By: Tradiban on Jun 25, 2009

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Dre moving into the face on her send run


I remember Dobbe and I doing this a long time ago. I believe the start was an undercling.


First route you come to on the wall.



Photos of Shark's Fin Arete Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: In the crack
In the crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Start holds to this awesome climb
Start holds to this awesome climb
Rock Climbing Photo: Sharks fin
Sharks fin
Rock Climbing Photo: Reinke on the Shark Fin Arete.
Reinke on the Shark Fin Arete.
Rock Climbing Photo: Fuzzy.
Rock Climbing Photo: Starts in triangle shape somewhere.
BETA PHOTO: Starts in triangle shape somewhere.

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By Tradiban
Jun 26, 2009

I think there were two starts to this actually.
By george reynolds
Sep 9, 2009

Climbed this route with a sds using underclings andthen working the big "Shark Fin" as we called it. finished on the arete for the top out. fun moves along that big fin really forces body tension and good static moves.
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Sep 17, 2009
rating: V2+ 5+

Ok, I did a sit-start and pulled into the fingertips undercling. Moved out right to the "sharks fin" And worked my way up using the big chicken head above the the fin. I don't think I can climb V4-5 at the lake but it did take more then a few tries.
By brittany kruger
From: Las Vegas, NV
Sep 26, 2009
rating: V3 6A

Worked this problem the same way Paul did. I agree, not V4-5, but probably one of my favorite problems of the trip. The body tension needed while smearing to grab that "chicken head" made it crazy fun.
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Oct 1, 2009
rating: V3 6A

Great problem. Let's get a name for this one too. I vote for "Shark's Fin Arete"
By Tradiban
Sep 10, 2011

I climbed this again yesterday, more like V2 but pretty fun.
By jaysquared
From: Madison, WI
Sep 18, 2016

A fun variation is to skip the "Shark's fin" and balance directly from the underclings around the corner, finishing up the slab. Feels about the same grade.
By Peter Bradley
Jul 26, 2017
rating: V1+ 5

If you know how to hand jam, the finish will be a lot easier. :)

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