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Sharks Fin Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.88628, -103.4668 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Sharks Fin is the large rock formation just to the right of Shipyard Rock. It used to have just 2 routes, both of which were fairly runout. Now, there have been some new additions and retro-bolted routes.

Getting There 

Walk to the sign-in at the old road in South Seas. Sharks Fin is just to the right of the two large rock formations that are straight ahead. Walk right on the road for a short bit, then follow a trail that contours the rock around to the other side. Here is where the climbing is.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.9 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sharks Fin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sharks Fin:
Shark's Breath   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Shark Bait   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: View up Shark's Breath

Shark's Breath 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Sharks Fin
Shark's Breath can be found in the Rushmore guide book, but the bolts have recently been upgraded and a couple have been added. The pro is now better than the description in the guidebook.Climb the bolt line that parallels the arete. Some moves seem better on the face, than hanging off the arete, and the new bolts suggest a more face-oriented route....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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Rock Climbing Photo: Three variations available at the start.  Shark's ...
Three variations available at the start. Shark's ...

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By Tara Steele
Jul 12, 2007
Does anyone know what the route is on the far left side of Shark's fin? It is well bolted and the start looks very moderate (5.6). However, I could not see past the 6th bolt so I don't know where it goes or what the route is like past there.

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