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Subterrainian 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Sep 20, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: East face of The Aqueduct. Image of Lip Service, ...

Description 

This is the right bolted line on the SE face. It is steep and pumpy and has a smooth bulge that bewilders.

Protection 

2 anchors at the top. I believe 4 bolts on the way to the top. Some small gear could help take a bite out of the runout.


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By vincent pierce
Sep 14, 2004
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Once again, a long way to the first bolt but it can be protected well. Quite fun with sustained cool moves. I swear the rock almost seems like limestome in some weird way.
By Abandoned User
Jun 23, 2009

This route is quite the squeeze job, or maybe it's the one to the left or right.

Fun enough.
By Ben Folsom
May 14, 2011

Totally contrived... It is difficult to stay off of the routes to the left and right, which are actual lines.
By grk10vq
Administrator
May 14, 2011

while i completely agree, i'd take tip-toeing around on this route in the middle of january over going to the gym any day. i like it.
By Ben Folsom
May 15, 2011

I agree, but wouldn't it be a better thing to toprope as an eliminate instead of bolting something that has to be climbed like a one foot wide ladder to avoid touching the routes on either side?
By Mikel
Sep 6, 2011

i have just done this route and it is awesome one of my fav's you can pull off some hand jams and finger jams in some of the cracks a must do in my book
By Erik R Johnson
From: Tacoma, WA
Nov 15, 2012

I agree with Ben...I kept feeling like I was off route; it is easy to reach holds on the routes to either side. If you are there it might be worth doing but the two 9's that flank it are both better.
By ddriver
From: SLC
Nov 15, 2012

Ben's wrong, twice even. I like it.

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