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Routes in Aquarium Wall

Aquarium T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Balsamic T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Guppies on Ritalin T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Minnows on Mescaline T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Octopus Cave, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, 700 ft, 6 pitches, Grade III
FA: Andrew Gomoll, Larry DeAngelo
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Shared By: Larry DeAngelo on Nov 24, 2007
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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Access Issue: RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Description

Climb the varnished crack to the major chimney. The direct start is hard (5.10?) but there are easier variations on the adjacent face. Three pitches up the chimney system lead to an exit on the right. The fourth pitch continues straight up the rounded buttress above, passing a few delicate moves to a belay stance near an obvious diagonal crack. Go right along the diagonal, then up to a small stance on the side of a chimney. A long pitch up the chimney leads to the top. (The last pitch is also the top pitch of Guppies on Ritalin.)

Location

After squeezing through the vertical tunnel on the Aquarium Wall approach, continue up the canyon for another hundred yards. Cross left to the wall at an obvious ledge. The route starts in the varnished crack immediately to the left of the clean, razor-cut dihedral of Guppies on Ritalin.

Protection

Standard rack plus a 6" cam

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