Type: Trad, 115 ft
FA: JJ Schlick, Wade Forrest 2013
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Jan 20, 2013
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Description

Aquarius Rising is a sweet pitch which starts to the right of Resurrection. Climb up a slender pillar, and mantle the narrow summit. Clip a bolt here, and get ready to bust out some wonderful compression moves that check in around 5.11 or V2. Continue up passing three more bolts (total of four) through a section of technical face climbing to a break 5.10+. Follow a thin crack that quickly widens to good hands to a small roof (at this point Resurrection breaks off right, while Aquarius Rising breaks left).

Stem up and left out the small roof 5.10+. Continue up to rather nice rest below the final section of steep crack. Enjoy the splitter 5.11- thin hands crux, which ends in a fantastically exposed section of perfect hands to perfect jugs to a perfect ledge. Save a #.75, #1, And a #2 Camelot for this section. You can also easily access the anchors of A Wonderful Life on this ledge, if you wanted to throw a TR on it or just take a look.

You can also link the first half of this pitch with the more wild finish of Resurrection for another very solid 5.11/.11+ adventure. Aquarian Resurrection.

70M rope required, and it is a rough ride to lower off. A better option is to enjoy the belay, as well as, the scenery and bring your partner up. Then rap.

Location

In between Resurrection and Rude Awakening.

Protection

4 bolts, doubles from #00 to #2 Camalot, runners. A #3 or #4 works well as a first piece on the pillar.

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Brian Krupitzer
Flagstaff, AZ
Brian Krupitzer   Flagstaff, AZ
Great route; I thought a piece or two smaller than .3 was handy when entering the crack after the last bolt. May 14, 2015