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Does anyone have beta or any info on this route?

-- Ronnie Miller (, July 21, 1998


I have heard it is a pile. Lots of ugly gardening, etc. To anyone else that had the same questions as I did.

-- Ronnie Miller (, September 16, 1998.

I soloed the Aquarian in May, 1987, taking eight days after fixing four pitches. I thought the route was incredibly cool, I do not recall doing any gardening. I think it was wet in a few spots. The traversing pitches early on are very esthetic, Timbukto Tower is the best bivy on El Cap, it's like you are on a stage up there. There is a nice bivy a couple of pitches higher not marked on the topo, I spent two nights there fixing the crux pitches, which are very cool. I suppose the only complaints about the route are many fixed aluminum dowels, and that you are in a left facing corner for quite a ways up high on the route, thus losing some of the exposure. I also recall bringing too many pins, I had a crushing rack. I chose it due to lack of crowds and good hauling (bag never got stuck even once); it was the best climbing experience of my life. Enjoy!

-- Tom Michael (, November 11, 1998.

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