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Aqualung 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Anonymous Jethro Tull fan
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Submitted By: Craig Martin on Aug 10, 2006
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Description 

You can find this route above Six Pence. From the anchor on top of Six Pence go up a broken face to the right, clip a bolt and move right through a roof(crux, a medium nut will protect the move to get to the next bolt for the shorter climbers). Climb the fun face above passing several bolts. At the top is a single bolt with chain link on it. We continued to the top, slung a block for the anchor and walked off.


Location 

Above Six Pence on Storm Mountain Island North face.


Protection 

5 bolts, small to medium nuts (optional).



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By James Garrett
Jun 1, 2009

This is what we must have climbed...see comment for six pence. I thought it was pretty wild for the grade and considering the rest of the thing was fully bolted for two pitches, felt like a bolted belay would be nice and was somewhat surprised not to find one?, but anybody else feel the same way? Bolts are old, correct?

By Tryhard
From: Sandy, UT
Oct 3, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Loved it! Perplexing crux - had to back off a few times before I figured it out. Sweet moves, then gets pretty easy. Slung block for anchor. Walked off. Used light rack.

By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
May 16, 2012

Met a guy here many years ago who I think put this route up - he called it "Aqualung" - must have been a Tull fan!

By Tim Harper
Sep 12, 2012

Solid bolts on this route (most bolts in Storm Mountain are very well maintained). Easy, fun climb.

By Joseph Lascurain
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Apr 21, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Really fun route, but could be better.

There was a lot of loose rock on the upper sections and even a bit under the roof. I pulled a few holds off the upper section of the climb by hand with very little effort. Below and to the left of the last bolt there are few larger loose sections of rock that could use some trundling if this thing sees more ascents. The falls in this section would be clean, but rock fall would be a big hazard to those below.

The last bolt had a steel quick link on it for rappel. I climbed above this, and over the next roof, to see if the climb kept going but it didn't add much to the route so I down climbed to the bolt and belayed from there. If the last bolt was turned into an anchor it would provide an easy rap and feels like a logical place to end the climb.

By ddriver
From: SLC
Oct 21, 2013
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c

Did this yesterday, thought it was pretty darn good. There are six bolts, one below the roof, three on the slab above, and two higher. I thought the finishing moves above the last bolt were worthwhile, would not recommend a rap station there. Finger-sized gear for the belay.