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Aqua Regia S 
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Ground Swell 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: D. Hare, F. Knapp, 1996
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on May 20, 2003

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Mark Roth ready to go above the last bolt, then tr...

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This is a pleasant but obscure route on the left side of this slabby cliff. It can be very nice on a hot summer morning.

Hop up on a small ledge. Place a #2 Friend. Follow the bolts on small but decent edges until the 3rd bolt. The line of least resistance at the crux can be found by moving left briefly. Scamper up easier terrain above and clip the last bolt. Find an anchor at a tree.

Descend left or rappel using a tree or the anchors for Quick Chill.


4 bolts, #2 Friend, slings for the tree anchor.

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Fun slab.
Fun slab.
Jake. We used the anchor for Quick Chill, as there isn't one for this route!
BETA PHOTO: Jake. We used the anchor for Quick Chill, as there...
A close-up view of the climb making the slabby nature obvious.
BETA PHOTO: A close-up view of the climb making the slabby nat...

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By Cam Sheldon
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 20, 2013

Not to try to sound hard, but I honestly don't think the trad placement was necessary.