Type: Trad, 250 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Mary Wagstaff, Jeff Altenburg (1978?)
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Shared By: Blitzo on Mar 28, 2007 with updates from Jeff Altenburg
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This route climbs the obvious right-leaning, right facing corner, to the right of "Gemini Cracks".

Wander up a bushy ramp to a broken area beneath the main corner. Climb a pitch to the base of the leaning corner and belay.

Follow the corner to a belay below a roof (5.7).

A 5.6 pitch leads right, around the roof and up to a belay.



Standard rack.


Matthew Fienup
Ventura, CA
Matthew Fienup   Ventura, CA  
One of my very favorite routes on the planet!!

The dihedral takes LOTS of 1/2"-3/4" gear. Bring extra or plan to leap-frog your gear up the crack. Apr 24, 2007
Salamanizer suchoski
Janesville Ca.
Salamanizer suchoski   Janesville Ca.  
Pretty clean dispite some seepage. Nice and sustained through the corner. You can do it in two pitches with a 70m rope. It was good for the grade but I'll never do it again. Tweaks the hell out of your back from leaning to one side for so long.

Lots of old 1/4 inch bolt stems along the route - WTF? Oct 1, 2007
Tim Camuti
Placerville, CA
Tim Camuti   Placerville, CA
One of my new favorite routes. The supposed 5.8 start to the beginning of P2 did not feel that hard in the dry days of August at 11am. Fantastic friction for the feet meant I just needed to slot hands for a place the hold, looks like a lieback but not strenuous for me. Lots of great nut placements in the small range. Great pro, great rock, secure climbing and holds, just a fun route. Rappel on one 60m rope (three raps, 1 bolt station with rap hangers 2 with chains)
Route (east facing) was in the shade most of the climb, made it climbable in August, but the dome is too low in elevation to tackle other climbs in August. Aug 19, 2009
Golden, Co
WadeM   Golden, Co
Agreed with comments. Funish pitch of dihedral layback/stem. Very straightforward after the 5.7 crack up.
If you want to see it up bring doubles to 3 or 4

I had pro to 2 and found it adaquate. Great views of cal dome across the creek
I probably wouldn't do it again due to the awkward cramming, plus the loads of great surrounding crack Nov 2, 2014
Matt Miklos  
Climbed this in mid-July at 4 pm. It was in the shade and enjoyable. We parked on the far side of the bridge where the aqueduct meets the road and walked in on the downhill side of the aqueduct. Start scrambling up and right when the aqueduct enters the tunnel. You should reach the beginning of this route in less than 5 min. The route is straight forward. As the topo shows, first pitch ends at the obvious tree/belay station. The second pitch has three solid bolts. The third also ends at bolts, but does not have rap rings. I would recommend continuing up and left another 30-40 feet to the tree with slings to start your rappel. The webbing on both the tree at the top of the first pitch and the top of the third is old. I would recommend bringing several 6-foot pieces of webbing to replace/add to existing webbing if you are going to rappel off. We made the mistake of moving right after the third pitch to rappel off. Don’t do it. The bolts are old and small and the webbing is faded and rotting. Over all a fun straight forward rout. Jul 23, 2018