Type: Sport, 110 ft
FA: Mabe, Juth, Choboian, 8/04
Page Views: 604 total · 3/month
Shared By: Darren Mabe on Sep 8, 2004
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

The best route at Back of the Nineties. Aphrodite is the middle of the three routes, and is fairly sustained at the 5.10 level. This route starts on the left side of the crag base (near the huge pine at left side of overhang). Climb up the dihedral past a few clips to a mossy ledge. Crank up and right over a tricky and slopey bulge.* Traverse right on good holds where the route steepens. Continue up past some thin face, layback flakes and balance-acts to a stance underneath a flake/roof. Technical crux is getting to the roof. Pull over on good holds past another clip to the anchors on a good ledge. Lower 100' back to the ledge. Overall, we counted about 3-4 mid 5.10 cruxes.

  • A variation, Priapos, goes straight up on the left side of the buttress after the 4th clip of Aphrodite.

Three stars for the sustained climbing, nicely cleaned rock, interesting route finding, and fantastic movement.

Protection

12 painted bolts to two bolt/chain lowering anchor.

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