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The Fin Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,641'
Location: 36.5108, -118.717 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: limpingcrab on Jul 23, 2013


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The Fin from the summit of CRS. Incredible rock!

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The 1,000 foot tall west face of this blade of rock contains some of the best face climbing in the Sierra. The routes were mostly pioneered during the 80's and each require commitment and a cool head. To date only seven routes have been climbed:

North Buttress, 5.10
Nervana, 5.10d
Silver Lining, 5.10a
Aspire, 5.9
Unknown route by Kris Solem?
Charley Knapp Route, 5.9
Unknown Route up the corners on the far right?

None of the routes have seen very many ascents, and some have never had a second. That may be because of the approach, the runnout nature of the climbs, or the fact that it's a super awesome rock and it's waiting for more super awesome people to climb it!

Getting There 

See the main Castle Rocks page and approach from Atwell Mill or Buckeye Flat.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For The Fin
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo

Silver Lining 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a California : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : ... : The Fin
This route climbs nine pitches over some of the best rock around. Runout face climbing with some 5.9 on every pitch is the name of the game, but there are a few sections that climb cracks and corners.Keep in mind that the few bolts that are present are 1/4" and very old. I intend to replace the key hardware soon, but if anyone else feels like being generous before I go back out please post up. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of The Fin Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Fin from CRS.
The Fin from CRS.
Rock Climbing Photo: It's the big fin shaped rock, see it?
It's the big fin shaped rock, see it?
Rock Climbing Photo: Check out that texture!
Check out that texture!
Rock Climbing Photo: Large format picture of The Fin's west face, zoom ...
Large format picture of The Fin's west face, zoom ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Fin from above
The Fin from above

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