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A great climb. According to Bloom, this is one of the best unnamed climbs in the creek.
Start in the thin corner and power up on fingers to a good jam up and left in a pod of the neighboring crack, perhaps 8 meters. then climb thin hands for about 8 more meters to good stems and opposition moves for rest. Pass another move or two to reach better jams and a widening crack to go to the anchors.
This climb is in a large right facing corner between Fletcher and Whale's Back on the Fin. A crack left of the start at the base but just out of reach comes closer as you go up. Toward the top, a thin crack appears to the right of the corner.
A few thin cams at the bottom, .5 to .75, then a lot of 1.5-2" gear before a few each of 2.5 and 3".
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|By Rob Dillon|
From: '81 Sunrader
Apr 13, 2006
Is this the one right of Nagasaki and left of Double Trouble?
If so, I thought it was excellent. Hong bolt on top-- maybe it used to have a name?
(Whale's Back is up Cottonwood Creek somewhere left of 4x4)
|By chris Kalous|
Dec 12, 2006
This route route got a new anchor in Nov 2006 courtesy of Climbing Magazine's ARI program.
May 3, 2007
Whale's back is on Technicolor wall and it is a good one.
From: Concord, MA
Nov 5, 2007
I climbed this thinking it was "double trouble." Definitely worth doing.
|By Michael Sokoloff|
From: Spokane, WA
May 25, 2008
Opening moves were harder than they seemed on first inspection. Very sustained until you reach the handjams up high. Harder than Double Trouble.
|By Rich Aschert|
Mar 18, 2012
The plaque at the base says "The Last Day" also its a pile of rubble getting to the start of the climb, i.e. watch out for cutting boulders loose on those below.