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Many routes exist on this little rock. Some of the easiest slab routes in the canyon and some difficult lines often toproped.
Cross the bridge--it's basically right off the trail to the West next to Redgarden and across from the Bastille.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Whale's Tail:
West Crack 5.2 3 8 II D 2c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 160'
West Dihedral 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
West Face [Whale's Tail] 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b X Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
New Cambria 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Jack The Ripper 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a X Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
C'est What? 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Free Speech 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
The Monument 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
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West Crack 5.2 3 8 II D 2c CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail
In my opinion, this is the finest beginner's lead climb in the state. It has excellent pro and easy but airy climbing.The traverse to the belay ledge is 4th class but exposed; it is a good idea to rope up on it. From the roomy belay ledge, the crack goes straight up - no rope drag and no route finding. The start is the most intimidating part, but it is easier than it looks.Holds are generously placed in and around the crack and always where you need them. There are a few easy jams ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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