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Shark's Fin Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,970'
Location: 39.9739, -105.2898 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: George Bell on Nov 2, 2001


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  • Description 

    This small pinnacle is between the Hand and Finger Flatiron and directly above (west of) Mallory Cave. It does not resemble a shark's fin but has a rather pointed and spectacular summit. The Box looks much more like a shark's fin and is featured on the cover of the old Boulder Climbs North.

    Getting There 

    For east face routes, take the Mallory Cave trail to the cave. To reach the back (west) side, continue on this trail past Mallory Cave until you can get into the gully west of the Finger Flatiron. Move down this gully (south), and the Shark's Fin will appear from behind the Finger Flatiron.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 2.8 miles from here

    3 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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    Rock Climbing Photo: Mark Oveson nears the notch - Sharks Fin South Rou...

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    In 2001, this route (and the entire Mallory Cave Area) was closed April 1 to Oct. 1.This route ascends a knobby chimney just south of the entrance to Mallory Cave. Grab a chockstone to enter the chimney (crux), then squeeze up and then out of the chimney (lots of face holds). Continue up to the notch between the Hand and Shark's Fin. This can be made harder by moving right onto the east face of the Shark's Fin (recommended), rather than climbing the gully itself. At the notch, scramble north and...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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