REI Community
Fantasy Area
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Aesthetica S 
Black and Tan T 
Blackhappy S 
Doce Doe T 
Erotica S 
Fantasy T 
Fantasy Face S 
Jet Cap S 
May the 4th be with you.  T 
Mowed out mama T 
Mr. Fantasy S 
New Fangled Dangle T 
Orgasmatron, The T 
Riddle S 
Stick, The S 
Tide, The T 
Two-Step Arete T 
Virgin Thing S 


YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Doug Reed, Rick Thompson, 1988
Page Views: 8,072
Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Sep 21, 2008

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (118)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

Writing in chalk MORE INFO >>>


This route is outstanding! If you do 5.11c, do this route! Start by climbing straight up on vertical rock to reach a bulge. From here, diagonal up and right following very chalked holds aiming for a 1 ft wide ledge about 20 ft up from the bulge. This section is the crux. From this ledge continue up and right for a few moves and then it begins to diagonal up and left toward the shuts. Although the crux is over once you reach the ledge, there's still a move that will get your attention with the bolt well below you. This climb has interesting moves from start to finish!


Start on the section of orange rock about 10 ft to the left of the start of Doce Doe and about 15 ft right of the start of Black and Tan.


8 bolts, shuts.

Photos of Aesthetica Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving up the ultra classic Aesthetica
Moving up the ultra classic Aesthetica
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom in the cruxy area of the climb.
Tom in the cruxy area of the climb.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom Miller on the lower section of the route.
Tom Miller on the lower section of the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Aesthetica

Comments on Aesthetica Add Comment
Show which comments
By Eric Chabot
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 24, 2015

I was nervous to try this route, since it was one of the harder ones I had gotten on at that point. I got some great beta from some other visiting climbers, which worked for this and many many other routes: "If a hold looks good, just toss to it!"

Such an awesome climb
By James Elric
From: rockville
Aug 14, 2017

It delivered on the 4 stars - crux was a magnificent and satisfying sequence. It rewards you with a relaxed and fun run to the chains for the last couple clips.

First 5 or so bolts provide many options for climbing style: choose between big moves to big holds or careful small moves on crimps.

Crux was spooky...tiny sparse holds and crummy feet that I did not think I had the crimp strength to manage. In the end I did not use much strength/power but needed every ounce of technique and "chill" i could muster. It was a really unique experience to have such a huge emphasis on the mental game.

Very smooth for a lead-follow and VERY easy to crank someone up with a birthday belay if they get stuck. Couldn't imagine an better route for someone looking to play around on something a little harder than they might lead on their own.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About