BETA PHOTO: The Fin
The Fin is a small outcropping of rock immediately adjacent to the La Luz trail on the south side of Upper La Cueva Canyon. The Fin sits just north of the trail, and its best known route, Exhibition Wall
is in full view of weekend tourists. The rock on The Fin is above average. The summit can be attained with an easy, exposed scramble from the La Luz trail.
From the crest parking area, follow the throngs down to the La Luz trail. Continue down the La Luz trail until the Fin appears on the right.
Climbing Season For the La Cueva Canyon, Upper area.
Weather station 0.8 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Fin
North Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
PG13 New Mexico
: Sandia Mountains
: ... : The Fin
The old Hill guide credits Dalen & Coats for the first ascent. Yet this team found fixed gear halfway up the initial dihedral indicating prior activity.Be that as it may, the North Ridge is a good day outing especially as combined with other one-pitch climbs in the area, such as Estrellita, Donald Duck, Fire Hydrant. Begin climbing the dihedral then traverse right after placing large pro in the overhanging crack. At least one subsequent party has gone straight out this roof, raising the grade...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico