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By shad O'Neel
Jul 21, 2006
|There is a nice rap anchor just as you finish the Kor Route. This consists of a steel cable slung around a chunk of the tower, backed up with a nut and climbing rope. We thought, how nice, and tried a double rope rap to the base of the fin, but the ropes don't pull easily from there. It's best to stop at the ledge, and then scramble down, or rap from slings that are here. Not sure if a single 60m gets you to the ledge or not, make sure to check for yourself......|
By Ivan Rezucha
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jul 13, 2008
This is the rap anchor situation as of yesterday:
As stated in the previous comment, there is a decent cable around a large block on the northwest corner directly above the north face route. This can be used as a belay anchor (since belay anchors are difficult to find on top of Sharksfin). The cable is backed up with a single strand of 7mm cord, with cuts in the sheath, to a single decent nut. You can get to the ground with two 60s. We had no trouble pulling the ropes. If you have a single rope, there is a new midway anchor consisting of two beefy bolts. I wasn't real happy with the cable due to lack of redundancy (I didn't consider the 7mm cord to be reliable).
Two old pins with a faded sling. I wouldn't use this. No obvious possibility for back up.
Two old pins with slings around two horns. Decent, especially if the slings were replaced. Our rope jammed on the pull down, I think because the rings did not hang over the edge sufficiently. Fortunately we rapped on a single 9 and were able to use the other 9, folded in half, to climb the south face route to rescue our rope.
Jul 2, 2010
|Rest assured the cable anchor atop the NW corner of the Sharksfin, 1/4 inch, aircraft quality steel, h2o proof tape, double copper swedged at each loop rates 18,000 lbs, will be there long after you're gone Ivan, unless plate tectonics speed up. These same quality cable anchors are also atop Crosswinds, and the 1st pitch Wide Load. As well as the Bookmark Pinnacle.|