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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 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 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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Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Bret, Stuart Ruckman, and Gary Olsen 1985
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Apr 23, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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A beatiful line, past an intimidating roof, onto a face that is harder than any of the routes on the SW face. The roof is not as hard as it looks, and pulling the lip is exciting. The face above will offer the most resistance, especially for the shorter folks. Finally after the face, a leftward trending traverse below the big roof will get you to the anchors.


Right of Aquaduck, through the obvious and deep roof, on the SW face.


1 bolt on the route with a fixed nut as backup. The bolt is bad. The roof can be protected well, but you may lose your handholds if you sew it up. The face above has sparser protection but should be ok. Small to medium gear for most of the route, maybe a few larger nuts or cams for the travese.


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Scott Gilliam
Raleigh, NC
Scott Gilliam   Raleigh, NC
I think the bolt is fine. TRing and lowering yank on the hanger and loosen the nut. Warm up on Aquaduck and give the nut a little tightening on the way down. All should be fine. Nov 24, 2009
Kevin MP
Redmond, OR
Kevin MP   Redmond, OR
Great route, if you felt good leading Aquaduck, get on this! Suspect rock climbing out the steeeep start, the sharp flake-jug I used to place my first piece (bomber #1 with long sling) seemed to flex a bit. Above this the rock is great, with super fun climbing on the upper face! Feb 26, 2015

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