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Routes in Aguaworld

Aqua Velvet S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Burn Tough S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Crash Test Dummies S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
February Summer S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Four Twenty T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Mashed Potatoes S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pile of BS (Bat Shit) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pipe Dreams T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Retro'd Hardman S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Scavenger T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Smoke ‘'Em if You Got '‘Em T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Snatch, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
T.H.C S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Steve Habovstak, Eric Klement 1996
Page Views: 592 total, 9/month
Shared By: John Steiger on Jun 8, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Not sure why this hasn't been posted up, but here ya go ... Given some of the FA party'’s other names for lines on this crag, I'’m guessing this one refers to the cocktail made with vodka, gin, and Blue Curacao --– those lads must have been living the (snicker here) high life. Aqua Velvet shares the first three bolts with T.H.C., then strikes out right past three bolts to a bivy-worthy ledge. The crux is the first few moves off the ledge, putting you on a smooth-looking headwall protected by four bolts and ending at chains. You’'ll find some choss on the way to the headwall, but the headwall offers good position and the route seems safe. As suggested by the comments for T.H.C., the Ruckmans'’ 1998 guide has T.H.C. and Aqua Velvet confused. By the way, the Ruckmans have this at 11b; height dependent?

There’'s a nice picture of the route taken by Ryan on the Aquaworld page (by the way Ryan, I suspect your comment about smelly stuff relates to Aqua Velva; diff name).

Location

This is the first bolted line left of the large gully chimney/gully system in the center of the crag. Walk west along the trail of the old aqueduct until just before it descends sharply. The first bolt is about 20 feet up, easily reached via somewhat bushy scrambling.

Protection

A dozen draws. Lower/rap from chains.

Photos

Line on the right, opposite of what is listed in the Ruckman guide. Basically 5.9 climbing to a large ledge, then small crimps for two moves onto bigger holds on a near-vertical wall. Apr 28, 2013