Type: Trad, 115 ft (35 m)
FA: JJ Schlick, Wade Forrest 2013
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Jan 20, 2013
Admins: Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen

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Aquarius Rising is a sweet pitch which starts to the right of Resurrection. Climb up a slender pillar and mantle the narrow top. Clip a bolt here, then prepare to bust out some wonderful compression moves that check in around 5.11 or V2. You just have to do it. Continue up passing three more bolts (total of four) through a section of technical face climbing to a break 5.10+. The route joins Resurrection for a brief bit as you follow a thin crack that widens to good hands to a small roof. At this point, Resurrection breaks off right, while Aquarius Rising climbs left.

Stem up and left out the small roof 5.10+. Continue up to rather nice rest below the final section of steep crack. This line climbs the splitter on the left, and does not continue up the steep dihedral which is the Special Child finish. 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 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 Suggest change

In between Resurrection and Rude Awakening.

Protection Suggest change

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