Avg: 2.8 from 26 votes
|Type:||Trad, 115 ft (35 m)|
|FA:||JJ Schlick, Wade Forrest 2013|
|Page Views:||1,802 total · 17/month|
|Shared By:||JJ Schlick on Jan 20, 2013|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd|
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+. The route joins Resurrection for a brief bit as you follow a thin crack that quickly 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. 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.