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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 8 D 2c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 160'
West Dihedral 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
West Face [Whale's Tail] 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b X Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
New Cambria 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Jack The Ripper 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a X Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
C'est What? 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Free Speech 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
The Monument 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
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The Monument 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail
Feeling burly? Dig slippery cave climbing? This hyper-visible line climbs left to right out of the back of the grotty cave on the south face of the Whale's [Tail], right above the main trail to Redgarden. Either boulder up (slightly heinous) or stick clip the first bolt and continue right on underclings and strange spikes to the lip of the cave. Going left past another bolt to finish yields a fine 13a, while the standard route goes up and slightly right via the crack/layback.While not the pre...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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