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Sharks Fin Rock Climbing 

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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]

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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Featured Route For Sharks Fin
Rock Climbing Photo: From the old road, 30 yards south of the sign in, ...

Spice Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Sharks Fin
Start in alcove below an OW on the SW side of Sharks Fin. Climb the OW to a sloping area thru a large chimney structure below the brief hand crack. Stem/jam/grab and grab for jugs at the crack. Squeeze to the top of a small tower on the left. Make a brief face move to the tower top. Belay on the opposite side at Captain Hook....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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Rock Climbing Photo: Three variations available at the start.  Shark's ...
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By Tara Reddinger-Adams
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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