Meru Central - Shark's Fin Direct - 2011

First ascent of the Shark's Fin Direct on Meru Central, a peak in the Gangotri region of the Indian Himalaya.

Meru Central ( 6310m )

First ascent of Shark's Fin Direct

Himalaya, India

2 October 2011

Climbed by Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk

Nominated for the Piolets d'Or 2012

US climbers Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk reached the summit of Meru Central via the Shark's Fin after 12 days of climbing.

The team started climbing around September 21, reached the summit on October 2 and returned to base camp s two days later.

The Shark’s Fin had previously been climbed several times by mixed ice and rock routes to the right of the main prow, but the direct line had not been climbed.

"Tons of teams have tried the route alpine style. But you just can't. You have to go aid climbing. It's modern A4 up there." - Jimmy Chin.

  • Himalaya Masala
  • Meru Central, Shark's Fin Direct
    Meru Central, Shark's Fin Direct
    Piolet d'Or

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Meru Central, India

N 30° 52′ 1.6536″ W 79° 1′ 57.504″

Elevation: 6310m