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The Fin

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The Fin  


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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 34.90455, -111.80682 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Mar 22, 2006
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Description 

The Fin is a big wall of red stone that sits above Dry Creek Road, just north of the Devil's Bridge site. The formation has probably seen a huge spike in visitation since the route, Mars Attacks, was established a few years back (and for good reason).

Getting There 

The Fin is located off Dry Creek Road. Park in a pullout off the road...gotta check my notes... The approach is relatively easy if you shoot for the left end of the formation and access via trail. Don't try to come at it straight on!

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.4 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Fin:
Mars Attacks   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   
Spaceballs   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
Big Corner   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   
Red Planet   5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Featured Route For The Fin
Pitch 1, Big Corner...actually not a bad pitch.

Big Corner 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  AZ : Sedona Area : ... : The Fin
possible to lead the initial grunge 5.8pitch form the ground but preferred to rap in from Mars Attacks. Beautiful dihedral with finger locks and liebacking, crux is the endurance + a bit harder near the top, have fun!...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Mar 30, 2009
The pullout for the Fin (Mars Attacks) is on Forest Service Road 152. Drive up Dry Creek Road for a couple miles until you see a small sign for 152 on the right. You can purchase a red rocks day pass here.

Drive 1.6 miles on a rough dirt road to a small pullout on the right and a faint trail behind it. Wander up to the left shoulder of the fin to the routes.
By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
May 12, 2010
manny, you are awesome. thanks for the info.