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Elevation: 9,800'
Location: 35.2055, -106.451 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on May 15, 2007


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The Fin is a small outcropping of rock immediately adjacent to the La Luz trail on the south side of Upper La Cueva Canyon. The Fin sits just north of the trail, and its best known route, Exhibition Wall is in full view of weekend tourists. The rock on The Fin is above average. The summit can be attained with an easy, exposed scramble from the La Luz trail.

Getting There 

From the crest parking area, follow the throngs down to the La Luz trail. Continue down the La Luz trail until the Fin appears on the right.

Climbing Season

For the La Cueva Canyon, Upper area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['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 The Fin:
North Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 150'   
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Featured Route For The Fin
Exhibition Wall

Exhibition Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13  NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : The Fin
This route is a challenging way to finish off a day of cragging. The route offers varied climbing on slightly less than ideal stone in a beautiful setting. Make sure you're solid at the grade before attempting--you don't want to epic in front of the tourists! This route would be very easy to TR, but use care reaching the anchor as it is extremely exposed.Begin at the far north end of the E face, about 10 feet from the north buttress. Climb up and slightly left along a rounded fin. After cl...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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