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Wheeler Gorge
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Aha! 
Aquaphobia 
Bean 
Blush 
Cobble Climb 
Cruiser 
Danger Boy 
Economique 
Exodus 
Ezra 
Goulara 
Gridlock 
It Is It 
Little Buckaroo 
Roadside Distraction 
Saddle-Up Cupcake 
Silent Mind 
South of the Trout Farm 
Stuart's Rig (aka Stu Boy) 
Sunshine Dust Bunnies 
Unknown, Left of Cobble Climb 
Velocity Boy 
Wheel, The 
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Aha! 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Gupta, Gould, Edwards (1995)
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Feb 23, 2006
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Description 

Easily the most difficult 5.11a at Wheeler--fully a grade harder than Exodus, Blush, or Danger Boy.

From a starter-rock near the edge of the stream climb up until reaching an obvious horizontal crack (only about 6 feet above the water). Traverse left until reaching the first protection bolt. Climb up to a major jug, clip the second bolt (marked with an aging white sling), and fire the thin and pumpy crux. Traverse right to join Silent Mind and climb straight up the slightly overhung face, clipping the last 4 bolts of this route.

Despite meandering a bit much, this is a super fun route.


Protection 

6 bolts to 2 open shuts (new 11kN Fixe Supershuts).

The entire route is very well protected.



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"Aha!" (5.11a) follows a meandering but very fun line.
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Lock-off and reach. Aha!
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By andy patterson
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Aug 16, 2010

Climbed it on a hot day in August and came to the consensus that no matter how strong I get, this route always feels hard. Very quality rock with equally quality moves. Don't worry about traversing in to the first bolt; it's easy, and a fall would merely get you wet, not hurt.