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Sharks Fin is the large rock formation just to the right of Shipyard Rock. It used to have just 2 routes, both of which were fairly runout. Now, there have been some new additions and retro-bolted routes.

Getting There 

Walk to the sign-in at the old road in South Seas. Sharks Fin is just to the right of the two large rock formations that are straight ahead. Walk right on the road for a short bit, then follow a trail that contours the rock around to the other side. Here is where the climbing is.

3 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sharks Fin:
Shark's Breath   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Shark Bait   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Shark Attack   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Sport, 100'   
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Shark Bait

Shark Bait 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Sharks Fin
Shark Bait is a relatively recent addition (within the last year or two). The route is the bolt line just left of Shark's Breath (both routes share the same last bolt). Climb the fins and jugs on the bottom half to the light-colored headwall. Pull the two crux moves on the smooth face to the top of the arete and the anchors will be on your left.This is a great climb for sport climbers leading at 5.7 who are ready to take it up a notch. The two crux moves are protected well and a lead fall wo...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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By Tara Steele
Jul 12, 2007

Does anyone know what the route is on the far left side of Shark's fin? It is well bolted and the start looks very moderate (5.6). However, I could not see past the 6th bolt so I don't know where it goes or what the route is like past there.