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Guppies on Ritalin

5.8, Trad, 700 ft (212 m), 5 pitches, Grade III,  Avg: 1.5 from 2 votes
FA: John Wilder, Karsten Duncan, Larry DeAngelo
Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rocks > (11) Juniper Ca… > Aquarium Wall
Warning Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. DetailsDrop down

Description

On the right (western) side of the Aquarium Wall, there is a very clean corner that leads toward an unpromising slab. Delightful climbing ascends the corner to a stance where the crack widens to hand size. Pitch 2 follows the crack to its end, then frictions up and left to another crack, eventually belaying beneath a steeper section. Three more pitches go up the crack system to the top.

Location

Approach as for the Aquarium Wall. After climbing throught the tunnel, continue up the gully until you can cross left beneath the obvious opening corner.

Protection

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The opening corner on Guppies on Ritalin.  The crack system to the left is the start of Minnows on Mescaline.
[Hide Photo] The opening corner on Guppies on Ritalin. The crack system to the left is the start of Minnows on Mescaline.