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The Shark's Fin  


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Location: 36.59792, -118.12061 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 22, 2006
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The Shark's Fin and Lone Pine Peak. Photo by Blitz...

Description 

The Shark's Fin is a small spire shaped like a fin. It is commonly photographed, and very scenic.

Getting There 

Take Movie Road for about 1/4 mile. This obvious fin is about 300 yards west.

Climbing Season



Weather station 14.6 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['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 Shark's Fin:
Shark's Fin Arete   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport   
East Face   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport   
Coral Sea Adventure   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   
Fat Black Mama   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport   
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Route topo for the East Face of the Shark's Fin.

East Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Shark's Fin
A fun, easy chimney sequence gets things started. The crux face moves are located mid-route. Nice steep rock leads to the anchors.Better rock quality and better movement than the more-famous arete....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Ryan on the Sharks Fin wishing he was on Mt. White...
Ryan on the Sharks Fin wishing he was on Mt. White...
Shark's Fin and Mt. Whitney. Photo by Blitzo.
Shark's Fin and Mt. Whitney. Photo by Blitzo.
Another angle of The Shark Fin with Mt. Whitney in...
Another angle of The Shark Fin with Mt. Whitney in...
Road to The Shark's Fin. Photo by Blitzo.
Road to The Shark's Fin. Photo by Blitzo.
A fun climb but alas it was over to soon.
BETA PHOTO: A fun climb but alas it was over to soon.
A view of the formation from a distance.
A view of the formation from a distance.
A) South Arete B) Unknown Left C) East Face D) Sha...
BETA PHOTO: A) South Arete B) Unknown Left C) East Face D) Sha...
shark's fin on a stormy summer afternoon
shark's fin on a stormy summer afternoon
There are plenty of fun non-overlapping routes on ...
There are plenty of fun non-overlapping routes on ...
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The Shark's Fin and Sierra Crest. Photo by Blitzo.
The Shark's Fin and Sierra Crest. Photo by Blitzo.
A view of the eastern face of the Shark's Fin with...
A view of the eastern face of the Shark's Fin with...
Shark's Fin Westside. Photo by Blitzo.
Shark's Fin Westside. Photo by Blitzo.

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By Bill Odenthal
From: Whittier,CA
May 18, 2010
Put this under news and events, but maybe should have put here.
Back in about 1985 Rob Mulligan and I stumbled onto the Shark Fin on a trip back from Tuolumne Meadows. We had decided to check out the Alabama Hills and found this formation with no bolts on it and decided to give it a shot. With only 5 bolts between us we used 3 to get to the top and the last 2 on top for rapping. We never reported our accent since no one at that time was doing much here. I was just there on 5-16-10 and realized what we had climbed and all the new bolts on it. Ours are long gone and what is there is far better I'm sure but it was fun when we did it. Our original name for the route was Alabama Getaway.
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