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The Shark Fin Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,000'
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Salamanizer suchoski, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Feb 2, 2009
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Sharksfin Arete Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.


This boulder, looking something like a shark's fin or breadloaf depending on your perception and/or viewing angle, is home to a few problems from V-easy to V2.

Getting There 

Drive 3.8 miles down the Geology Tour Road and park in a turnout on the right suitable for about 3 or 4 cars. Cross the road and the boulder will be in front of you at ground level in front of a rubble pile.

Climbing Season

For the *Joshua Tree Bouldering* area.

Weather station 12.7 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Shark's Fin Arete (V2), Joshua Tree NP

Shark's Fin Arete V2 5+  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Shark Fin
Sit start at a grainy shelf and make some very awkward moves getting established on the arete proper where technical liebacking up the rough grit will see you to the top.Quality moves but the rock is exceptionally rough and grainy and needs a lot more traffic to clean it up. Can be done from a standing start at the same grade minus the awkward moves and half the grain. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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