Aqualung

Type: 
Rock
Reference: 
11
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11730mYes
 

Arguably the climb of the crag - consistently good climbing to the adrenaline-inducing (though well-protected) crux. The original start goes Comici-style direct to the base of the hanging corner above the Mandrake ramp. A nice alternative is diagonally up R (11a) from the top of the big detached block. After arranging your runners and your head, launch out into the exposed hanging corner above the roof – it’s not all over once you get into it.

Grade: 
17
Quality: 
3
Gone: 
0
Length: 
30m
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Calum Hudson, 1973.
UUID: 
131e0fed-da21-4627-9e98-6f4e93d4e1e4

Comments

What a great route. I think we finished by traversing R after the crux and onto the top of Deep Wide & Frequent – excellent climbing that way and what looks from the topo to be the original finish is very overgrown.

A fine route indeed; I recall a bit of rope drag when I lead it quite a few years ago.