Type: Sport, 110 ft
FA: Rob Bauer
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Shared By: rob bauer on Dec 20, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route climbs the left end of the formation along the skyline. The start has 3 choices: a finger crack and staying left of the bolts all the way up is about 5.6; the center slab, perhaps 8; and right of the bolts, maybe 9? After the 6th bolt, the rock flattens out considerably, and the bolts space out along a blunt arete.

If you want to solo lead this, there's a fallen pillar with a good pinch-off at the bottom.

If you TR this, bring a 70m rope. It is an easy walk up, but I didn't install separate anchors, and the rope will want to fall off toward Tim's Walkway... knot your end and maybe leave the top few draws in.

What's with the name? According to early DC comics, Aquaman was the king of Atlantis.

Location

On the left end of the formation, there is a huge in-place flake which forms a shallowing, right-facing corner next to a beautiful face. Start either from the spacious "feldspar mine" below some choss or up a bit higher from a little crow's nest. This is about 40' left of Tim's Walkway and uphill a bit.

The walkoff takes 1 minute or you could rap off Tim's Walkway.

Protection

8 bolts to the anchor bolts on Tim's Variation, which have no rings or chains.

If you want to nut the finger crack, it takes wires and/or up to a #0.4 Camalot.

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rob bauer
Golden, CO
  5.8
rob bauer   Golden, CO
  5.8
The feldspar miners made a mess and undermined the base. I suspect in several years the big rocks will slide down, and it will need another bolt. Dec 20, 2017