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Routes in Aqueduct Area, The

Aquaduck T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Burning Bits S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chinese Water Torture T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chris' Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Double Standard T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dredging the Trench T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Free Lemmingwinks S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Lip Service T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Poison Idea T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sockdollager T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Straight Face TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Straight Talk T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Submachine S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Subterrainian T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Terra Nova T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Whitewashed S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Description [Suggest Change]

The Aqueduct Area is south-east and south-west facing with a 10-minute approach just down from Dogwood. A few bolted routes and a few trad routes are here for the picking with ratings of 5.8 to 5.12. 2 bolt anchors are present for all the climbs.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Just before reaching Dogwood, on the left is a pull-out with a lot of loose gravel. Hike up the trail to the NW, up a steep dirt hill, continue past 2 small switchbacks, loose rock, and aquaduct debris (Thanks UP&L). The SW face can be reached by scrambling down and left from the SE face onto a ledge.

Oblique, aerial photo here.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Aqueduct Area, The

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 29
Sockdollager
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Burning Bits
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Submachine
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
Free Lemmingwinks
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sockdollager
 29
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Burning Bits
 26
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Submachine
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Free Lemmingwinks
 13
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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Good crag for early spring or late fall climbing. A well established trail begins at a pull-out on the north side of the road 40 feet or so up-canyon of milepost 3, generally across from the Dogwood Picnic Area. About 50 feet from the pavement, the trail splits, with the right continuing up the gully and the left cutting west across the slope of the gully. Take the left trail. It should be obvious all the way to the crag, and take about 5 minutes. Beware of poison oak just before the crag. Sep 24, 2016

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