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North Fin hosts a very high concentration of quality rock routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.13. With both trad, sport, and mixed climbs there is something for everyone, and rock quality is generally excellent. It is also very accessible from Windy Point making it a popular destination.
Driving up the Catalina Highway, park at Windy Point (mp 14.3). Cross teh highway and hike out the ridge just behind the restrooms.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Fin:
Slippery When Wet 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 130'
Agatha Christie (Direct) 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Nang 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 160'
The Edge of Da-light 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch
Skin Bracer 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
5 O'Clock Shadow 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Thumbs Up 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Histoplasmosis 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Air Monsters 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Genevive 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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Nang 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : North Fin
This is a long line that starts off on relatively low angle face with some thin holds and then gets progressively steeper. You might want to stick clip the first bolt or at least use a spotter. The tower on top is fairly steep but has big holds. The route is a challenge mentally with long run out sections and puzzling moves. Nang is a must do climb for sure....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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