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Aphrodite

5.7, Trad, 120 ft (36 m),  Avg: 2.4 from 20 votes
FA: unknown
Colorado > Gunnison > Taylor Canyon > First Buttress > Upper Wall

Description

At the left edge of the First Buttress - just right of and uphill from the Left Hand Crack area is an obvious, right-facing, corner system with a short squeeze chimney in the middle. This is Aphrodite.

Climb up the corner, squeeze through the short chimney, and then up a nice corner to the top.

Location

Descend from bolts just left of the top (above Sasafrass). Either two 1 rope raps or a single double rope will get you down.

Protection

A standard rack - the chimney doesn't require anything special.

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Aphrodite and nearby routes.
[Hide Photo] Aphrodite and nearby routes.
Aphrodite as seen from the road - the climb follows the obvious crack system between the sunny area on the right and the shade on the left.
[Hide Photo] Aphrodite as seen from the road - the climb follows the obvious crack system between the sunny area on the right and the shade on the left.