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Aquarium Rock Rock Climbing 

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This is the second largest rock in the Photographer's Peak area. It has my favorite climbs of the area on it. Four Little Fishies is a great 5.9 face climb, and the 5.3 Conn Route is one of the best 3 pitch beginner's routes imaginable (gear).

Getting There 

Drive to the Photographer's Peak parking area described under the area directions. Aquarium Rock is the second closest rock to the parking. Walk to the left around the base of Photographer's Peak. The next rock is Aquarium, and the first route that you encounter is Four Little Fishies (the bolted route that starts on top of the triangular-shaped detached boulder).

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Aquarium Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Aquarium Rock:
Conn Route   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Four Little Fishies   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
Sea Monkeys   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 130'   
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Featured Route For Aquarium Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading the first ascent of "Four Little Fish...

Four Little Fishies 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Aquarium Rock
A great straighforward sport route. Follow the trail from the parking area north, it will turn uphill towards the left side of Aquarium Rock. The route starts on the left side of the gully at the base of a slab. Scramble the slab to the first clip. Fire straight up the well-worn face past five or six bolts, followed by a long runout on easy low angle terrain with one horn to sling. A one 60m rappel from the backside. A short downclimb is necessary to reach the rappel bolts....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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Rock Climbing Photo: North face Aquarium the striking arête on the lef...
North face Aquarium the striking arête on the lef...
Rock Climbing Photo: Brandon Emery and John Lang beginning the free sol...
Brandon Emery and John Lang beginning the free sol...

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By phil broscovak
Feb 28, 2006
If anyone can put me in contact with Pete deLannoy I would appreciate it. Pete is an old friend from back in the Gunnison Days. I lost track of him years ago but the latest issue of Alpinist has a fabulous article by Pete and it got me thinking it would be fun to rope up again. Either e-mail me through this site or call 303-949-9275 Thanks sincerely Phil Broscovak. Boulder, Co.
By Peter Arndt
Jul 2, 2007
Super Fun for both neophyte and Veteran. The Vet will probably want to just two pitch it. Rap station is "new and improved". Incredible views of Sylvan Lake. MUST DO!!!!
From: Chino Valley, AZ
Jul 28, 2007
I just saw Pete mentioned in an article in Climbing and I'd like to find him again too. We were in grad school together at CU in the '80's. I can't seem to find him on the BHSU website. If anybody can forward my email to him I'd appreciate it.

Chris Dunn

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