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East Face/Mallory Flatironnette aka Shark Fin T 
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East Face/Mallory Flatironnette aka Shark Fin 

YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c

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Consensus:  YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c [details]
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Submitted By: Warren Teissier on Oct 11, 2001

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  • Description 

    This rock would make a great first solo experience. Start at the low point of the rock, climb up and right until you reach the center of the face, and the then head straight up on great easy rock for some 150 feet.

    Descent - follow the Mallory Cave "scramble gully" back down to the trail.


    Standard rack.

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    By Mike Davidoff
    From: Boulder, Colorado
    Jul 22, 2010

    I have known this formation as "The Shark Fin" although the "Mallory Flatironette" makes sense with its proximity above the famous cave.
    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Sep 6, 2014
    rating: Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c

    ^^^ The Shark's Fin is the formation above the cave and between The Hand and The Finger. The Mallory Flatironette is the small slab down and left of the terminus of the cave trail. Its singular summit lies just down and left (S/SE) of the cave entrance.

    Some confusion here is probably caused by the height in the description, which is may be accurate, but only places you perhaps 60 or 70' above the point on the Mallory Cave Trail where it leaves dirt and goes onto rock.
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